# Degree of a Monomial

## Degree of a Monomial

Sum of the exponents of the variables in a monomial.

### Examples

• The degree of the monomial 5x³ is 3, since the exponent of x is 3.
• The degree of the monomial 7x³y² is 5, since the sum of the exponents is 5 : 3 + 2 = 5.
• The degree of the monomial 10a7b3c2 is 12, since the sum of the exponents is 12 : 7 + 3 + 2 = 12