Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Section 5.3 - Polynomials and Polynomial Functions - Exercise Set: 15

Answer

3; monomial

Work Step by Step

The degree of a polynomial is the largest degree of all its terms. For the polynomial $-3^{4}xy^{2}$, there is only one term. The degree of this term is the sum of the exponent on only the variables, or $1+2=3$. Therefore, the degree of this polynomial is 3. The polynomial is a monomial because it only has 1 term.
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