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9-9.

Polynomials are expressions that can be written as a sum of terms of the form:
$(\text{any number}). x ^{(\text{whole number})}$

Which of the following equations are polynomial equations? For those that are not polynomials, explain why not. Check the lesson 9.1.1 Math Notes box for further details about polynomials.

1. $f\left(x\right) = 8x^{5} + x^{2} + 6.5x^{4} + 6$

This is a polynomial.

1. $y = \frac { 3 } { 5 } x ^ { 6 } + 19 x ^ { 2 }$

This is a polynomial.

1. $y = 2^{x} + 8$

This is not a polynomial.

1. $f ( x ) = 9 + \sqrt { x } - 3$

This is not a polynomial.

1. $P\left(x\right) = 7\left(x − 3\right)\left(x + 5\right)^{2}$

This is a polynomial.

1. $y = x ^ { 2 } + \frac { 1 } { x ^ { 2 } + 5 }$

This is not a polynomial.

1. Write an equation for a new polynomial function and then write an equation for a new function that is not a polynomial.

Look at parts (a) through (f) for examples.