# How do you find the degree of -7z?

Jun 6, 2017

Degree is $1$

#### Explanation:

The degree of a monomial/polynomial is the highest exponent of the variable.

Given: $- 7 z$

This monomial is $- 7 {z}^{1}$. Usually we write $z$ instead of ${z}^{1}$.

This means that the highest exponent of the variable is $1$. This means the monomial is of degree $1$.