Variables are the pride and joy in the math family when determining degrees of monomials. They are the kids in a family,and the parents are the constants. The parents are done growing, so they are considered zero degrees. Kids however, they're always changing; they vary. The number of kids in a family equal the number of degrees in the family, er, monomial. Next up? Think of Polynomials as a holiday gathering with multiple families and "degrees" with Determining the Polynomials.Learn this and go on to Adding and Subtracting Monomials
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