A) Degree: 4
Descending order: 11x^4 - 4x^2 - 12
B) Degree: 5
Descending order: 2x^5 - 3x^4 + 3x^3 + 7x + 14
Let's start with A. In descending order, the exponents of the polynomial go down with each term. The term with the largest exponent is 11x^4, so this goes first. Next is -4x^2, so this goes 2nd. Last is -12. So, we have 11x^4 - 4x^2 - 12. To find the degree, it's just the largest exponent, so it is 4.
Now for B. The largest exponent is 5, so the degree is 5, and that term is 2x^5, so this will go first. Keep on looking for the next highest exponent untill you get down to 14, so the answer is 2x^5 - 3x^4 + 3x^3 + 7x + 14.
4 packs of water and 7 packs of candy bars