# Need Some Help With Polynomials

1. Sep 16, 2006

### ONANDY

Need Some Help With Polynomials

2. Sep 16, 2006

### Data

You will have to be a little bit more specific.

3. Sep 16, 2006

### CRGreathouse

Since you weren't very specific, I'm going to guess your question and help you with it.

No, $$x^3/(2x^2-3x)$$ is not a polynomial; it's a rational function. You can think of this as the ratio of two polynomials. It doesn't exist when the 'denominator' polynomial has a zero. Can you solve that one? Hint: quadratics have two solutions (usually, and this one does). Be careful when dividing!

See
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Polynomial.html

Last edited: Sep 16, 2006
4. Sep 17, 2006

### arildno

Polynomial rhymes on Binomial and Trichomial.
Hope this helped!

5. Sep 17, 2006

Vet: How did your parrot die?
Mathematician: Polynomial.

(PS - know this is no place for stupid jokes, but I had to. )

6. Sep 17, 2006

### Spiderman

Is this a question or a statment?

If it is a question, do you need help or are you offering it?

If it is a statement, I don't know what it means.