### In this lesson you will be setting up the polynomials to do it both: Horizontal format, or vertical format. It is not difficult when you are able to see the steps at your own pace and without a teacher to be rushing you. It isn't that difficult...you will see it!

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Lesson's Glossary

Algebraic expression: A given set of letters called variables, and real numbers called constants that are combined using addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and/or exponentiation.

Associative Property: Grouping addends in a sum or factors in a product in different order does not affect the answer.

Binomial: Expression that has two (bi) terms.

Commutative Property: Modifying the order of addends or factors in a expression does not affect the sum or product.
Order is not important when adding or multiplying.

Constant: It is a number or value that remains always the same. Never changes.

Exponent: It is a raised number representing the repeated multiplication of a given factor. Perfect square trinomial: A trinomial generated by the product of two equal binomials.

Expression: Any combination of numbers and operations without the = sign.

Like terms: Terms that have the same combination of variables to the same power as factors.

Operation: Any action we perform on one or two numbers to produce a new number. Most common ones are addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, square roots, powers, and so on.

Polynomial: A algebraic statement with one or more terms. Word comes from “poly” which means many.

Power: Exponent of a number or variable.