How do you find the degree: #q^3 + q^3r^4s^5 - s^2#?

1 Answer
Sep 21, 2015

Answer:

12

Explanation:

In expressions with more than one variable, you find the degree by adding the exponents of the variables in each term.

#q^3# only has one variable, so its degree is 3.

#q^3r^4s^5# has three variables. Add the exponents of each variable: #3+4+5=12#. The degree of this term is 12.

#-s^2# only has one variable, so its degree is 2.

You can now conclude that the degree of this expression is 12.