# What is an example of a polynomial with degree 2 that can be factored as the product of two polynomials of degree 1 each?

${x}^{2} + 3 x + 2 = \left(x + 1\right) \left(x + 2\right)$
The degree is the highest power of $x$ (or whatever the variable is) in the polynomial.
So ${x}^{2} + 3 x + 2$ is of degree $2$ and $\left(x + 1\right)$ and $\left(x + 2\right)$ are of degree $1$.