Tell whether 5x^(1/2) – 3x^3 is a polynomial.

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Polynomials
asked 2021-02-03
Tell whether 5x^(1/2) – 3x^3 is a polynomial.

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2021-02-04
Polynomial is a mathematical expression of one or more algebraic terms each of which consists of a constant multiplied by one or more variables raised to a non-negative integral power. In 5x^(1/2) – 3x^3, x has power 1/2 (not integral), so that’s not a polynomial.
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