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State the degree:
x^5y^2+7x^3y^73x^2y^4
Does that mean the highest =7
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Does that mean adding 5+2+3+7+2+4=23
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 one year ago
State the degree: x^5y^2+7x^3y^73x^2y^4 Does that mean the highest =7 OR Does that mean adding 5+2+3+7+2+4=23
 one year ago
 one year ago

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hal_stirrupBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
i thing it means the highest degree of the polynomials.
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SantanaGBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
x^5y^2+7x^3y^33x^2y^4 : monomial x^5y^2+7x^3y^33x^2y^4=0 : polynomials I was told @hal_stirrup
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SantanaGBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I have none @radar I could put 7 because it is the highest degree but i think x^5y^2+7x^3y^33x^2y^4 is a monomial so for that degree you add them toghether so 23
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hal_stirrupBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
your right . my mistake . sorry .
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SantanaGBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so it would be 23? @hal_stirrup
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radarBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
The determination of degree is dependent on the exponent of the variable terms. In your problem the x variable highest degree is 5 or fifth degree and it appears that is the highest for the x term, I am not sure how to handle when you have two different variables.
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SantanaGBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I meant x^5y^2+7x^3y^73x^2y^4
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hal_stirrupBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
ok . what i think is correct is so: If there are three monomials or more, being added or subtracted, to make a polynomial, and each has a degree (lone variable has a degree of 1) and the monomial that has the highest degree represnts the whole polynomial's degree. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_definition_of_a_degree_of_a_monomial#ixzz22DoXQBds
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SantanaGBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so it would be 10 because 3+7
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radarBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
With that infromation provided by hal_stirrup then it appears it would be a 10th degree expression.
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SantanaGBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Thank you @hal_stirrup and @radar
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hal_stirrupBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
if your question asked you specifically for x variable or y variable then its the highs exponent degree of x or y..
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