# Polynomial

A polynomial is a mathematical expression involving a sum of powers in one or more variables multiplied by coefficients.

Polynomial is a middle school-level concept. It is listed in the California State Standards for Algebra I.

### Examples

Quadratic Equation: | A quadratic equation is a polynomial equation in a single variable containing the square of the variable, but no higher powers. |

### Prerequisites

Power: | In arithmetic, a power is an exponent to which a given quantity is raised. |