# How do you determine if #(3x)/(5y)# is a polynomial and if so, is it a monomial, binomial, or trinomial?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 26, 2018

#### Explanation:

To find out why it's not classified, let's rewrite

An expression with a negative exponent cannot be classified as a polynomial.

I recommend watching this video about classifying polynomials including monomials, binomials, trinomials, and none of these.