the newtons question is not really polynomial more estimation of roots. but yeah it was only that one question worth two 4)c) , cause normally there are more binomial expansion questions in question 7, luckily there wasnt as i find them a little confusing, and hate proving them.
Hey if you had seen the M/ex2 test you would understand why there was no polynomial questions! Also why there were few equalities. Also what about SHM? That's sorta the same region of mathmatics. I am glad there were no questions of SHM on SHM like an HSC M/ex1 exam a few years back.