# Is this a polynomial function?

f(x) = (x^2)/100 + (x^3)/1000 + (x^4)/10000 + .... till the power infinity

Mute
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No. You have an infinite number of terms. That automatically makes it not a polynomial. To show this explicitly for this function, note that your function is just

$$f(x) = \sum_{n=2}^\infty \left(\frac{x}{10}\right)^n = \sum_{n=0}^\infty \left(\frac{x}{10}\right)^n - 1 -x$$
which diverges when $|x| \geq 10$ and when |x|/10 < 1 converges to

$$f(x) = \frac{1}{1-\frac{x}{10}} - 1 - x$$