# How do you find the degree and leading coefficient of the polynomial #5m^2+8m^5-2#?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 25, 2017

#### Explanation:

#"the degree of a polynomial is the value of the largest"#

#"exponent of the variable in the polynomial"#

#"the largest exponent of m here is 5"#

#rArr"polynomial of degree 5"#

#"expressing the polynomial in standard form"#

#8m^5+5m^2-2#

#"the leading term is " 8m^5#

#rArr"the leading coefficient is 8"#