# Chapter 5 - Exponents and Polynomials - 5.1 - Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials - Problem Set 5.1: 4

degree = 4

#### Work Step by Step

The degree of the polynomial is equal to the degree of the term with the highest degree. The terms of the polynomial have the following degrees: First: $=2+2=4$ Second: $=1+2 =3$ Third: $=1$ Thus, the degree of the given polynomial is 4.

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