## College Algebra (10th Edition)

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# Chapter R - Section R.4 - Polynomials - R.4 Assess Your Understanding - Page 48: 14

#### Answer

The expression is a monomial. Variables: $x$ and $y$ Coefficient: $5$ Degree: $5$

#### Work Step by Step

RECALL: (1) A monomial is a product of a constant and some variable(s) whose exponents are non-negative integers. (2) The degree of a monomial is the sum of the exponents of its variables. The exponents of the variables are 2 and 3, which are nonnegative integers. Thus, the expression is a monomial. The monomial has: Variables: $x$ and $y$ Coefficient: $5$ Degree: $5$

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