# Chapter 4 - Polynomials - Study Summary - Practice Exercises: 13

degree = $1$

#### Work Step by Step

The degree of a term is equal to the sum of the exponents of the variables. $5x$ has one variable whose exponent is $1$. Thus, the degree of $5x$ is $1$.

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