## Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

9$m^{3}$-5$m^{2}$+4m-8 Degree: 3 Neither monomial, binomial, nor trinominal.
The degree of a polynomial is the greatest exponent of a term in the polynomial. The highest exponent here, is 3, since we have 9$m^{3}$ This polynomial has 4 terms, therefore not qualifying as a monomial, binomial, or trinomial.