The AP SSC Class 10 Maths Chapter 3 Polynomials discusses polynomials and its various properties. Here, in the article, we have provided a brief explanation of polynomials and methodical solutions to the chapter questions.

## What is a Polynomial?

A polynomial is an algebraic expression constructed using constants and variables. Coefficients can be raised to various powers of non-negative integer exponents. A few examples of polynomials are \(3x^{2}+5x+6\), \(x^{3}\) and \(2x+5\)

### Degree of a Polynomial

If p(x) is a polynomial in x, the highest power of x in p(x) is known as the degree of the polynomial p(x).

- A polynomial of degree 1 is known as a linear polynomial. Example, \(4x+6\)
- A polynomial of degree 2 is known as a quadratic polynomial. Example, \(x^{2}+3x+5\)
- A polynomial of degree 3 is known as a cubic polynomial. Example, \(a^{3}+a^{2}+a+6\)

If p(x) is a polynomial in x, and if a is a real number, then the value obtained by replacing x by a in p(x), is called the value of p(x) at x = a, and is denoted by p(a). The value of x that makes the polynomial equal to 0 is known as the zero of a polynomial.

## Class 10 Maths Chapter 3 Polynomials Questions

- If \(p(x)=5x^{7}-4x^{6}+8x-6\), find the
- Coefficient of \(x^7\)
- Degree of p(x)
- Constant term
- The coefficient of\(x^7\) is 5
- The degree of p(x) is 7
- The constant term of p(x) is -6

**Solution:**

- If \(p(t)=t^{3}-1\), find the values of p(1), p(–1), p(0), p(2), p(–2).
- p(1) = \(p(t)=1^{3}-1=0\)
- p(–1) = \(p(t)=(-1)^{3}-1=-2\)
- p(0) = \(p(t)=0^{3}-1=-1\)
- p(2)=\(p(t)=2^{3}-1=7\)
- p(–2) =\(p(t)=(-2)^{3}-1=-9\)

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