How do you find the degree of the polynomial #3x^2+8x^3-9x-8#?

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Oct 24, 2015

Answer:

#3x^2+8x^3-9x-8# is of degree #3#

Explanation:

The degree of a polynomial is the largest degree of any of its terms.

The degree of a term is the sum of the exponents of the variables in that term,

Terms:
#3x^2# is of degree #2#
#8x^3# is of degree #3#
#9x# is of degree #1#
#8# is of degree #0#

Polynomial:
The largest degree of any term is #3#
#rArr# the degree of the polynomial is #3#