you answer would not be negative. you have a negative times a negative in the top

EDIT: Actually, you (and CaptainBlack) are correct. the answer would be negative, since raisng a negative number to the 6th power makes it positive and then you are multiplying by a negative number (thanks CaptainBlack)

yes, you are correct. the degree of a polynomial is the highest power that occurs for any termP.S.

Is the degree of this polynomial 4?

1-2x^4-2x^2