Directions: Using the integers -9 to 9 at most one time each, place an integer in each box to make two expressions: one that has three or more terms and one that has fewer than three terms. You may reuse all the integers for each expression.
Adding Polynomials 1
How might choosing digits keep or eliminate terms?
There are many possible answers. One example of an expression with three or more terms is (4x^8 – 3x + 1) + (-6x^5 + -5x) which equals 4x^8 – 6x^5 – 8x + 1. One example of an expression with fewer than three terms is (2x^1 – 6x + 4) + (-3x^0 + 5x) which equals x + 1.