Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts through Application

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 0-53449-636-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-53449-636-4

Chapter 3 - Exponents, Polynomials and Functions - Chapter Review Exercises: 24

Answer

The degree of 8a$^3$b$^2$ is 5. The degree of -7a$^2$b is 3. The degree of 19ab is 2. The degree of the entire polynomial is 5.

Work Step by Step

The degree of a term is equal to the sum of the powers of its variables. The degree of an entire polynomial is equal to the highest degree of any of its terms.
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