Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Section 4.2 - Adding and Subtracting Polynomials - 4.2 Exercises - Page 285: 25


binomial; 8

Work Step by Step

The polynomial $-7y^{6}+11y^{8}$ is a binomial, because it consists of 2 terms. The degree of a term is the power to which the variable in the term is raised. The degree of a polynomial is equal to the largest degree among all of the terms in the polynomial. Therefore, the degree of this polynomial is 8.
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