## Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

The degree of a polynomial is the largest degree of all its terms. For the polynomial $6x+.3$, the exponent on x is 1, so the degree of the first term is 1. The second term can be rewritten as $.3x^{0}$, so the degree of the second term is 0. Therefore, the degree of this polynomial is 1. The polynomial is a binomial because it has two terms.