You can't do algebra without working with variables, but variables can be confusing. If you've ever wondered what variables are, then this tutorial is for you!

Further Exploration

Understand that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers, namely, they are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication; add, subtract, and multiply polynomials.

Multiplying monomials? Group constants and like variables together before you multiply. See how to find the product of three monomials in this tutorial.

Got a monomial raised to a power? Want to simplify it? You could use the power of a product rule. You may also need the power of a power rule too. In this tutorial, you'll see how to simplify a monomial raise to a power.

If you learn about algebra, then you'll see polynomials everywhere! In this tutorial, you'll learn the definition of a polynomial and see some of the common names for certain polynomials.