How do I find the degree of these polynomials #4x^2 + 12xyz#?
The degree is
The highest exponent in a polynomial is the degree of the polynomial, so in this case:
When a polynomial has more than one variable , we need to look at each term.
The degree for the first term is 2, but the degree of the second term is the sum of the exponents for each variable:
x: degree 1
y: degree 1
z: degree 1
sum of x,y and z degrees = 3
So, the degree of this polynomial is 3
Hope that helped