# Chapter R - Review of Basic Concepts - R.3 Polynomials - R.3 Exercises - Page 32: 1

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RECALL: The degree of a polynomial is equal to the degree of the term with highest degree. The degrees of the terms of the given trinomial are: 1st term: 5 2nd term: 1 3rd term: 0 (the degree of a constant is 0) The highest degree is 3. Thus, the degree of the trinomial is 5.

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