The degree is the value of the greatest exponent of any expression (except the constant ) in the polynomial. To find the degree all that you have to do is find the largest exponent in the polynomial. Note: Ignore coefficients -- coefficients have nothing to do with the degree of a polynomial

**Practice**

finding the degree of a polynomial

Just use the 'formula' for finding the degree of a polynomial. ie--look for the value of the largest exponent the answer is **2** since the first term is squared

Just use the 'formula' for finding the degree of a polynomial. ie--look for the value of the largest exponent the answer is **2** since the first term is squared . Remember coefficients have nothing at all do to with the degree.

Just use the 'formula' for finding the degree of a polynomial. ie--look for the value of the largest exponent the answer is **3** since the that is the largest exponent

Just use the 'formula' for finding the degree of a polynomial. ie--look for the value of the largest exponent the answer is **3**. Remember ignore those coefficients.

Just use the 'formula' for finding the degree of a polynomial. ie--look for the value of the largest exponent the answer is **9**. Remember ignore those coefficients.

The answer is **8**. Be careful sometimes polynomials are not ordered from greatest exponent to least. Even though 7x^{3} is the first expression, its exponent does not have the greatest value.

Just use the 'formula' for finding the degree of a polynomial. ie--look for the value of the largest exponent the answer is **11**. Remember ignore those coefficients.

The answer is **2**. Do NOT count any constants("constant" is just a fancy math word for 'number'). IE you do not count the '2^{3}' which is just another way of writing 8.