# State the degree of the given polynomial: 7x^8 - 8x^7 - 4x - 4

State the degree of the given polynomia: $7{x}^{8}-8{x}^{7}-4x-4$
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Bubbinis4
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Given: $7{x}^{8}-8{x}^{7}-4x-4$
You can observe from the equation that the ${x}^{8}$ is the highest degree of the variable x, as among all the avaliable powers of x (i.e., 8, 7, 1) 8 is the greater of them.
So 8 is the degree of the given polynomial.
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Darian Hubbard
The degree would be 8 because that is the highest degree shown in $7{x}^{8}$