# How do you identify the degree of each term of the polynomial and the degree of the polynomial #-7x^3+9x^2+3x+5#?

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May 12, 2015

The degree of a term is the power, to which the unknown is raised. So the degree of

The degree of

The degree of

The degree of the free term (number without any unknowns) in this case 5 is zero because you could write it as

The degree of a polynomial is the highest degree of all the terms of the polynomial. In this case the highest degree of a term is 3, so the polynomial has a degree of 3.