binomial


Definition of Binomial

  • Binomial is an algebraic expression (or a polynomial) containing two terms that are not like terms.

Examples of Binomial

  • 6x – 3 and 2t – 5 are two examples of binomials. They contain each two terms that are not like terms.

Solved Example on Binomial

What is the area of a rectangle that is 2x + 3 units long and x units wide?
Choices:
A. 3x
B. 2x + 3
C. 2x2 + 3x
D. 3x + 3
Correct Answer: C
Solution:
Step 1: The area of a rectangle is found by multiplying the length and the width.
Step 2: The area of the rectangle in its simplified form is a binomial.
x(2x + 3) = 2x2 + 3x

Related Terms for Binomial

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