# How do you determine if 3b^2 is a polynomial and if so, is it a monomial, binomial, or trinomial?

Apr 30, 2017

The term $3 {b}^{2}$ is a polynomial and is a monomial.

#### Explanation:

A polynomial is an algebraic expression made up of one or more terms.

It usually has just one variable with indices that are positive integers (or zero).

An expression with one term is called a monomial.

An expression with two terms is called a binomial.

An expression with three terms is called a trinomial.

The term $3 {b}^{2}$ is a polynomial and is a monomial.