College Algebra (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321979478
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Chapter R - Section R.4 - Polynomials - R.4 Assess Your Understanding - Page 48: 13


The expression is a monomial. Variables: $x$ and $y$ Coefficient: $-2$ Degree: $3$

Work Step by Step

RECALL: (1) A monomial is a product of a constant and some variable/s whose exponents are nonnegative integers. (2) The degree of a monomial is the sum of the exponents of its variables. The exponents of the variables are 1 and 2, which are nonnegative integers. Thus, the expression is a monomial. The monomial has: Variables: $x$ and $y$ Coefficient: $-2$ Degree: $3$
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