# What is the degree of the polynomial #3x^2y-5x^2#?

##### 1 Answer

It is degree

#### Explanation:

The degree of a polynomial is the degree of the highest degree term that has non-zero coefficient.

The degree of a term is the sum of the powers on the variables in that term. A non-zero constant term has degree

This polynomial can be written as

And the degree of each term is

Since