# Which is true about the polynomial y^{2} - 3y + 12?

It is a binomial with a degree of 2.

It is a binomial with a degree of 3.

It is a trinomial with a degree of 2.

It is a trinomial with a degree of 3.

**Solution:**

A **polynomial** is a type of algebraic expression in which the exponents of all variables should be a whole number.

The exponents of the variables in any polynomial have to be a non-negative integer.

y^{2} - 3y + 12 is a polynomial with three terms.

Hence it is a trinomial.

A **trinomial** is an algebraic expression that has three terms.

The highest power of the variable y in the given polynomial is 2.

Hence the degree of the polynomial is 2.

## Which is true about the polynomial y^{2} - 3y + 12?

**Summary:**

The statement which is true about the polynomial y^{2} - 3y + 12 is that it is a trinomial with a degree of 2.

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