anonymous
  • anonymous
State the degree: x^5y^2+7x^3y^7-3x^2y^4 Does that mean the highest =7 OR Does that mean adding 5+2+3+7+2+4=23
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anonymous
  • anonymous
i thing it means the highest degree of the polynomials.
anonymous
  • anonymous
x^5y^2+7x^3y^3-3x^2y^4 : monomial x^5y^2+7x^3y^3-3x^2y^4=0 : polynomials I was told @hal_stirrup
radar
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anonymous
  • anonymous
I have none @radar I could put 7 because it is the highest degree but i think x^5y^2+7x^3y^3-3x^2y^4 is a monomial so for that degree you add them toghether so 23
anonymous
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anonymous
  • anonymous
your right . my mistake . sorry .
anonymous
  • anonymous
so it would be 23? @hal_stirrup
radar
  • radar
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.
anonymous
  • anonymous
I meant x^5y^2+7x^3y^7-3x^2y^4
anonymous
  • anonymous
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
anonymous
  • anonymous
so it would be 10 because 3+7
radar
  • radar
With that infromation provided by hal_stirrup then it appears it would be a 10th degree expression.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thank you @hal_stirrup and @radar
radar
  • radar
You're welcome SantanaG
anonymous
  • anonymous
welcome :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
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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