How do you state the degree of the polynomial #4a^2b^3 + 2ab^2 – 10#?

1 Answer
Aug 4, 2015

Answer:

It is degree #5#. We could instead say that it is a #5^(th)# degree polynomial.

Explanation:

The degree of each term is the sum of the exponents on the variables.

#{:("Term","Degree"),(4a^2b^3," "5),(2ab^2," "3),(-10," "0) :}#

The degree of the polynomial is the greatest of the degrees of the individual terms. In this case, #5#