## Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

a. $2$ b. $5$ c. $0$
The degree of a monomial is the sum of the exponents of its variables. The degree of a nonzero constant is 0. Zero has no degree. ------------------------ a. The sum of the exponents of the variables is $1+1=2$. $(x=x^{1})$ b. The sum of the exponents of the variables is $4+1=5$. c. This is a nonzero constant. Degree=0.