How do you find the degree of a polynomial in two variables?

1 Answer
Sep 14, 2015

Answer:

It is the maximum degree of the degrees of the terms with non-0 coefficients.

Explanation:

Each term has degree equal to the sum of the exponents on the variables.

The degree of the polynomial is the greatest of those.

#3x^2y# has degree 3

#3y^4# has degree 4

#x^2y^5# has degree 7

So #3x^2y+3y^4+x^2y^5# has degree 7