Define degree of a polynomial.

A degree in a polynomial function is the greatest exponent of that equation, which determines the most number of solutions that a function could have. Or in simple words the degree of a term is the sum of the exponents of the variables that appear in it, and thus is a non-negative integer.

Each equation contains from one to several terms, which are divided by numbers or variables with different exponents.

For Example,

y = 3*x*^{13} + 5*x*^{3}

As we can see it has two terms,

3x^{13} and 5x^{3}

And the degree of the polynomial is 13, and that's the highest degree of any term in the equation.

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