# How do you state the degree of the polynomial 4a^2b^3 + 2ab^2 – 10?

It is degree $5$. We could instead say that it is a ${5}^{t h}$ degree polynomial.
$\left.\begin{matrix}\text{Term" & "Degree" \\ 4a^2b^3 & " "5 \\ 2ab^2 & " "3 \\ -10 & " } 0\end{matrix}\right.$
The degree of the polynomial is the greatest of the degrees of the individual terms. In this case, $5$