Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Section 5.3 - Polynomials and Polynomial Functions - Exercise Set: 8

Answer

5

Work Step by Step

The degree of a term is the sum of the exponents on the variables contained in the term. For the term $-9^{11}y^{5}$, the exponent on y is 5. Therefore, the degree of the term is 5. Remember that the degree is the sum of the exponents only on the variables in the term.
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