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

##### 1 Answer

Aug 30, 2015

It is an equation, **not a polynomial.**

#### Explanation:

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.

But **equation** as it is has an **equal sign**.

Hence its not a polynomial.