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# NCERT Solutions for Class 9th Mathematics

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## Chapter 2. Polynomials

### Exercise 2.1

Exercise 2.1

Q1. Which of the following expressions are polynomials in one variable and which are not? State reasons for your answer.
(i) 4x2 – 3x + 7

(ii) y2 + 2

(iii)3t + t2

(iv) y +2/y

(v) x10 + y3 + t50

Solution:

(i) 4x2 – 3x + 7

It is polynomial in one variable. Because the power of variable is natural number.

(ii) y2 + √2

It is polynomial in one variable. Because the power of variable is natural number.

(iii)3√t + t√2

It is not a polynomial in one variable. Because the power of variable is not a natural number, it is a fractional number.

(iv) y +2/y

It is not a polynomial in one variable.

(v) x10 + y3 + t​50

It is not a polynomial in one variable. while It is a polynomial in three variable.

Q2. Write the coefficients of x2 in each of the following:

(i) 2 + x2 + x

(ii) 2 – x2 + x3 (

iii) π/2 x2 + x

(iv) 2x −1

Solution:

(i) 2 + x2 + x

Coefficient of x2 = 1

(ii) 2 – x2 + x3

Coefficient of x2 = –1

(iii) π/2 x2 + x

Coefficient of x2 = π/2

(iv) √2x −1

Coefficients of x2 = 0 [Because There is no xSo coefficient will be 0]

Q3. Give one example each of a binomial of degree 35, and of a monomial of degree 100.

Solution:

binomial of degree 35

⇒ 2x35 + 5y ​

Note: Binomial means the expression of two terms. Like x + 5, 3a - 2b, 3t + 7 etc.

monomial of degree 100

⇒ 3y100

Note: Monomial means the expression of single term, like 3x, 5t, y, 3xy etc.

Q4. Write the degree of each of the following polynomials:
(i) 5x3 + 4x2 + 7x

(ii) 4 – y2

(iii) 5t – 7

(iv) 3

Solution:

(i) 5x3 + 4x2 + 7x

Ans: The degree of polynomial = 3               [Highest power]

(ii) 4 – y​2

Ans: The degree of polynomial = 2

(iii) 5t – √7

Ans: The degree of polynomial = 1

(iv) 3

Ans: The degree of polynomial = 0

[Note: There is no variable therefore degree = 0]

Q5. Classify the following as linear, quadratic and cubic polynomials:

(i) x​2 + x

(ii) x – x3

(iii) y + y2 + 4

(iv) 1 + x

(v) 3t

(vi) r2

(vii) 7x2

Solution:

(i) x​2 + x

(ii) x – x3

Ans: Cubic polynomial

(iii) y + y2 + 4

(iv) 1 + x

Ans : Linear polynomial

(v) 3t

Ans : Linear polynomial

(vi) r2

(vii) 7x2

Ans: Cubic polynomial

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