# Types of polynomial functions. Quadratic, cubic, quartic, quintic, …,?

I would very much like to have a complete list of the types of polynomial functions. I know that theres:

Quadratic :                      (AX^2 + BX + C)
Cubic     :               (AX^3 + BX^2 + CX + D)
Quartic   :        (AX^4 + BX^3 + CX^2 + DX + E)
Quintic   : (AX^5 + BX^4 + CX^3 + DX^2 + EX + F)


What are the names of polynomial functions to the further powers? Sexstic? Septic? Octic? I'm not sure, so if someone could enlighten me, then that would be great. Please provide a list that goes at least to the seventh power, but it would be nice if you could go further. Thanks.

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I think after quintic it becomes cumbersome to name them (since the prefixes become increasingly more complex). Thus, I feel like "degree seven" or "seventh degree" polynomial is more appropriate. If you are really interested in the prefixes look en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_prefix there under "ordinal" – Alex Youcis Oct 28 '11 at 0:55
@Alex: You could write this as an answer so it can be accepted and the question doesn't remain unanswered. – joriki Oct 28 '11 at 1:04
Joiki, thank you for the advice. I will do that. – Alex Youcis Oct 28 '11 at 1:05
There’s something just a little ... unsavory ... about the expression septic equation. – Brian M. Scott Oct 28 '11 at 1:25
@Brian: By all means, don't try to eat a polynomial. – The Chaz 2.0 Oct 28 '11 at 1:28