# Chapter 8 - Polynomials and Factoring - 8-1 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 477: 11

$degree=10$

#### Work Step by Step

To find the degree of the monomial, you must add all the powers of the variables. In this problem, there are two variables: $b$ and $c$ $b$ has a power of $8$ and $c$ has a power of $2$. $8+2=10$ The degree is $10$.

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