What is the degree of the following monomial -9?

1 Answer
May 3, 2015

It is degree $0$.

The constant term of any polynomial is also considered the coefficient of the ${0}^{t h}$ power term.

The degree of a polynomial is the greatest power with non-zero coefficient. So the degree of a non-zero constant polynomial is $0$.

The degree of the monomial $0$ is left undefined (or, in some fields, defined to be $- \infty$).