# What is the degree of  3x^3+6x^2-2x-4?

Oct 19, 2015

3

#### Explanation:

The degree of a polynomial is highest degree among all of its terms.

Let's take a look at the degree of each term:

Degree of $3 {x}^{3}$: 3

Degree of $6 {x}^{2}$: 2

Degree of $- 2 x$: 1

Degree of $- 4$: 0

The highest degree among all of these is 3. Therefore, the degree of the polynomial is 3.