# How do you find the degree of #3x-8#?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 11, 2017

Degree = 1

#### Explanation:

The degree of a polynomial is based on the highest exponent on the variable. Usually you would put the polynomial in descending order (highest exponent first, etc.)

Given:

The exponent is implicit, meaning the 1 on the

If you have a polynomial:

Putting the polynomial in descending order:

It would have degree =