## tholland 3 years ago PLEASE HELP. identify the degree of each term of the polynomial and the degree of the polynomial -3x^3+3x^2+5x+6(i need first-fourth term and the degree of the polynomial thanks

1. j814wong

The degree refers to the power to which a number is raise. So if a number is, say, x^3, it's raise to the third degree. If the number is x^5, it's raise to the fifth degree In the case of your polynomial, the degree of a polynomial is teh greatest number to which a number is raise which is 3 in yoru case. Thuys, your polynomial is a third degree polynomial.

2. j814wong

A constant in a polynomial has a degree of 0. For example, in teh polynomial x^2+x+4, the degree of the last term is 0.

3. tholland

so the degree to this polynomial is 3rd degree. what is the degree if each term?

4. j814wong

Take each term and the power to whihc it is raise is the degree. In teh case of the last term, which is a constant, the degree is 0.

5. j814wong

The degree of teh entire polynomial is the highest power to which a term is raised.

6. j814wong

-3x^3 3rd degree 3x^2 2nd degree 5x 1st degree 6 degree of 0

7. tholland

Ok got it thanks

8. j814wong

You're welcome