# How do you determine if c^4-2c^2+1 is a polynomial and if so, how do you identify if it is a monomial, binomial, or trinomial?

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May 1, 2017

By looking at the degree of the highest power on the variable in question, which in this case is $c$. The highest power is 4, thus it is not a monomial, binomial or trinomial, rather it is a quadrinomial.