Worksheet: Monomials

In this worksheet, we will practice determining whether an expression is a monomial.


Given that the expression 𝑥 𝑦 𝑎 𝑏 is a monomial, what must be true of the exponents 𝑎 and 𝑏 ?

  • A 𝑎 and 𝑏 are both nonnegative integers.
  • B 𝑎 and 𝑏 are both negative integers.


Which of the following expressions are monomials?

  1. 𝑥 2
  2. 𝑥 𝑦 3 4
  3. 𝑥 3
  4. 1 𝑦
  5. 1 + 𝑥
  • Ad and e
  • Bc and d
  • Cc and e
  • Da and b
  • Ea and e


Which of the below correctly describes the expression 7 𝑎 𝑏 4 ?

  • Atrinomial
  • Bbinomial
  • Cmonomial


Samar says that a monomial is an expression that contains a single variable (e.g., ). Is Samar correct?

  • ANo
  • BYes


Is the expression 𝑥 a monomial?

  • ANo
  • BYes

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