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Worksheet on Degree of a Monomial

Finding the degree of a monomial.

1. Write the degree of the monomial

6xy

Solution.

There are two variables in in this monomial

xy = x1y1

Add the exponents of the variables:

1 + 1 = 2

The answer: the degree of the monomial 6xy is 2.

2. Write the degree of the monomial

9x3yz2

Solution.

There are three variables in in this monomial

x3yz2 = x3y1z2

Add the exponents of the variables:

3 + 1 + 2 = 6

The answer: the degree of the monomial 9x3yz2 is 6.

3. Write the degree of the monomial

-3a2bc

Solution.

There are three variables in in this monomial

a2bc = a2b1c1

Add the exponents of the variables:

2 + 1 + 1 = 4

The answer: the degree of the monomial -3a2bc is 4.

4. Write the degree of the monomial

12a

Solution.

There are one variable in in this monomial

a = a1

The answer: the degree of the monomial 12a is 1.