# How do you find the degree of -3?

Nov 17, 2017

Look at the exponents.

#### Explanation:

In mathematics, there are two meanings to degrees.

1. Angle - an angle measurement. A circle is divided into ${360}^{\text{o}}$.
2. Degree of Term - the exponent of the term.

The second definition is applied here.

An exponent looks like this:

Generally, if a term has no exponents, then the degree is implied to be $1$.

Hope this helps :)