Hi,

The following question states that a certain expression has n distinct variables, what is the minimum degree possible?

I expected the answer to be 0 as the coefficient for the term in consideration could be zero (For example 0xyzabc…{n terms}) but to my surprise the actual answer mentioned is n.

So basically I just want to know how is it wrong to assume that the coefficient could be zero, is there a fact related to the terminologies used in the question (polynomial, expression etc…) that states that the term cannot have 0 as coefficient.

Source: [PrepSwift: Polynomial Degree] (Quiz)

PS: This is my first post in the forums, happy to be here.

Thanks in Advance!