a^7 + b^2 + a^2 b^2
The degree is ____ and it is a binomial.
What is the degree?
The degree is the highest power of the exponents with nonzero coefficients.
This polynomial has a degree of 7 (a^7)
Note that if it had a^7b^4 as a term it would be a 11th degree polynomial (7+4)