Video: Identifying Monomials

Chloe says that a monomial is an expression that contains a single variable (e.g., π‘₯ + π‘₯Β²). Is Chloe correct?

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Chloe says that a monomial is an expression that contains a single variable, for example, π‘₯ plus π‘₯ squared. Is Chloe correct?

Unfortunately, no, Chloe is not correct. A monomial has one term, not one variable. And a term could be anywhere from π‘₯, π‘₯𝑦, π‘₯ squared 𝑦𝑧, four π‘₯𝑧, and so on. And notice there are no plus or minus signs anywhere. Once we add or subtract more terms, it’s no longer a monomial. So our answer is no, Chloe is not correct.

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