**Practice** Problems

##### Problem 1

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.

$ x^{\red 2} + x + 3 $

##### Problem 2

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.

$$ 3x^{\red 2} + x + 33$$

##### Problem 3

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.

$$x^\red 3+ x^2 + 4x + 11$$

##### Problem 4

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.

$$ 5x^{ \red 3} + 2x +3$$

##### Problem 5

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.

$$ 11x^{\red 9 } + 10x^5 + 11 $$

**Practice** Problems II

##### Problem 6

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.

$$ 7x^3 + 2x^{ \red 8} +33 $$

##### Problem 7

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.

$$ 5x^8 + 2x^9 + 3x^{\red {11}} + 2x $$

##### Problem 8

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.

$$ x^{\red 2} + x + 2^3 $$