## Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

Degrees of the terms $2a^2b: 3$ $10a^4b: 5$ $-9ab: 2$ $6: 0$ Degree of the polynomial: 5
Degrees of the terms $2a^2b: 2+1=3$ $10a^4b: 4+1=5$ $-9ab: 1+1=2$ $6: 0$ Degree of the polynomial: The largest degree of term is 5, so 5 is the degree of the polynomial.