Fri July 27, 2012 By:

The answer of second question in rapid fire is given as 3. Shouldn't it be 2 because x has highest power 2 in the equation? How come it became 3?

Expert Reply
Fri July 27, 2012
We have to look at the total powers of all the terms. The power of term 3x2y is 2 + 1 = 3.
The highest degree term in given equation is  3x2y, which has a degree of 3. So, the degree of the given polynomial is 3.
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