How do you find the degree and leading coefficient of the polynomial 5t^4+t^3-7?

Aug 31, 2017

$\text{degree "4," leading coefficient } = 5$

Explanation:

$\text{the degree of a polynomial is the value of the largest}$
$\text{power (exponent ) in the polynomial}$

$\text{the leading coefficient is the coefficient of the term of}$
$\text{largest power with the polynomial in standard form}$

$5 {t}^{4} + {t}^{3} - 7 \text{ is in standard form}$

$\Rightarrow \text{degree "=4" and leading coefficient } = 5$