Is #x/8 + x/9 = 6# a polynomial?

1 Answer
Aug 30, 2015

It is an equation, not a polynomial.


A Polynomial is a mathematical expression with one or more terms. But there are a few conditions:

  • a variable in the numerator cannot have a negative exponent
  • a variable cannot be inside a radical
  • no variables or expressions in the denominator

For eg. #2x^2 + 4x + 1# is a polynomial

# 4x^2# is a poplynomial

#3sqrtx# is NOT a polynomial as x is inside a radical

But #x/8 + x/9 = 6# is an equation as it is has an equal sign.

Hence its not a polynomial.