|Topics||Classifications, Factoring Quadratics, Multiplying Binomials, Operations Involving Monomials|
A monomial contains one term, a binomial contains two terms, and a polynomial contains more than two terms. Linear expressions have no exponents. A quadratic expression contains variables that are squared (raised to the exponent of 2).
To factor a quadratic expression, apply the FOIL (First, Outside, Inside, Last) method in reverse.
To multiply binomials, use the FOIL method. FOIL stands for First, Outside, Inside, Last and refers to the position of each term in the parentheses.
You can only add or subtract monomials that have the same variable and the same exponent. However, you can multiply and divide monomials with unlike terms.