A monomial is a number, a variable or a product of a number and
a variable where all exponents are whole numbers. for example 42, 5x, 14x^10, 2pq

polynomials as opposed to the monomial is a sum of monomials
where each monomial is called a term. The degree of the polynomial
is the greatest degree of its terms. A polynomial is usually
written with the term with the highest exponent of the variable
first and then decreasing from left to right. The first term of a
polynomial is called the leading coefficient. examples include:4x^5+2x^2-14x+12. n/b we can add various polynomials together.