## Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

$\text{Kind: }\text{ none of the choices given }\\\text{Degree: } 4+1=5 \text{ or } 3+2=5$
Since the +/- operator separates terms, the given polynomial expression, $-6p^4q-3p^3q^2+2pq^3-q^4 ,$ has $4$ terms. The degree of a polynomial is the highest degree among all the terms. The term that has the highest degree is the term $-6p^4q$ or $-3p^3q^2$ Hence, the given polynomial has the following characteristics: \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} \text{Kind: }\text{ none of the choices given }\\\text{Degree: } 4+1=5 \text{ or } 3+2=5 .\end{array}