more A fixed value. In Algebra, a

**constant**is a number on its own, or sometimes a letter such as a, b or c to stand for a fixed number. Example: in "x + 5 = 9", 5 and 9 are constants. If it is not a**constant**it is called a variable.Also question is, is a constant considered a polynomial?

**Constant polynomials**are also called degree 0

**polynomials**. The graph of a

**constant polynomial**is a horizontal line. A

**constant**poly- nomial does not have any roots unless it is the

**polynomial**p(x) = 0. are linear

**polynomials**.

Is a polynomial of degree zero is a constant term?

Like any

**constant**value, the value 0 can be considered as a (**constant**)**polynomial**, called the**zero polynomial**. It has no nonzero**terms**, and so, strictly speaking, it has no**degree**either. As such, its**degree**is undefined.How many terms are in the polynomial?

Polynomials are classified according to their number of terms. 4x

^{3}+3y + 3x^{2}has**three terms**, -12zy has 1 term, and 15 - x^{2}has two terms. As already mentioned, a polynomial with 1 term is a monomial. A polynomial with two terms is a binomial, and a polynomial with**three terms**is a trinomial.