# How do you find the degree of #-(x-4)(+1)^2(x-1)^3#?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 22, 2015

#### Explanation:

The degree of a polynomial is the degree of the term with the highest degree.

The degree of a term is sum of the degrees of the **variables** which are factors of that term.

You could multiply the given expression out to obtain a canonical form...something like

or you could simply recognize that this expression will have a maximum term degree of