Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 5 - Exponents and Polynomials - 5.1 - Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials - Concept Quiz 5.1 - Page 194: 8


Option (B)

Work Step by Step

The given polynomial has two terms, so it is a binomial. The degree of the given polynomial is equal to the sum of the exponents of the variables of the second term (as it has a higher degree than the first term). degree = $1+4=5$ Thus, the given polynomial is a binomial whose degree is 5. The answer is Option (B).
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