Combine like terms for 6a(3a

We first need to simplify the expression removing parentheses

Simplify 6a(3a

6a * 3a

6a * -7x

Our Total expanded term is 18a

Our updated term to work with is 18a

Evaluate the

18a

Evaluate the

b

Evaluate the

-42ax

Evaluate the

y

Analyze the 4 terms of the polynomial y

Term 1 is y

Since there is no coefficient before our variable, (term does not start with a number), our coefficient is 1

Our variable is the letter which is y

The exponent of our variable is the power that the variable is raised to which is 5

Term 2 is -42a

Our coefficient/constant is the number our term begins which is -42

Our variable is the letter which is a

The exponent of our variable is the power that the variable is raised to which is 1

Term 3 is 18a

Our coefficient/constant is the number our term begins which is 18

Our variable is the letter which is a

The exponent of our variable is the power that the variable is raised to which is 3

Term 4 is b

Since there is no coefficient before our variable, (term does not start with a number), our coefficient is 1

Our variable is the letter which is b

The exponent of our variable is the power that the variable is raised to which is 2

The degree of the polynomial (highest exponent) for the variable y = 5

The degree of the polynomial (highest exponent) for the variable a = 3

The degree of the polynomial (highest exponent) for the variable b = 2