38y2-12y2-14

Combine 38 and y2.

3y28-12y2-14

Combine y2 and 12.

3y28-y22-14

3y28-y22-14

Identify the exponents on the variables in each term, and add them together to find the degree of each term.

3y28→2

-y22→2

-14→0

The largest exponent is the degree of the polynomial.

2

Find the Degree 3/8y^2-1/2y^2-1/4