# What is the degree of #7x^2y^2 - 8xy^3 - 11x^3y#?

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Mar 1, 2016

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

The degree of a polynomial is the highest degree of any given term.

To find the degree of each individual term, add all the exponents present. Recall that

#underbrace(7x^2y^2)_ (2+2=4) - underbrace(8x^1y^3)_ (1+3=4) - underbrace(11x^3y^1)_ (3+1=4)#

The degree of each term is