Classify the following as linear, quadratic and cubic polynomials: 3t

Answer: Linear polynomial

A polynomial is an algebraic expression in which the exponent on any variable is a whole number. Polynomial’s degree is the highest or the greatest power of a variable in a polynomial equation. The degree indicates the highest exponential power in the polynomial.

Types of polynomials based on degree

Various types of polynomials based on degree are,

  • Linear Polynomial – A polynomial whose degree is one is called a linear polynomial.
  • Quadratic Polynomial – A polynomial of degree two is called a quadratic polynomial.
  • Cubic Polynomial – A polynomial of degree three is called cubic polynomial.

Given equation is 3t

The highest power of the given equation 3t is 1.

the degree of the given equation is 1.

∴ 3t is a linear polynomial.

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