What is the degree of -12v - 19?

Oct 1, 2015

Degree of $\left(- 12 v - 19\right)$ is $1$

Explanation:

The degree of a single variable expression is the exponent of the term with the largest variable exponent.

$- 12 v - 19$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} = - 12 {v}^{1} - 19 {v}^{0}$

The variable is $v$
and the exponents are $1$ and $0$

The largest exponent is $1$