# How do you find the degree of #-4#?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 1, 2017

#### Explanation:

A polynomial is a sum of terms in some variable, or variables with non-negative integer degrees.

The degree of the polynomial is the highest degree of each of the constituent terms.

In our example:

#-4 = -4x^0#

has degree

So the polynomial

**Warning**

You might think that the zero polynomial

It is probably best said to have undefined degree, but if one is assigned, then it is conventionally the value