# How do you find the degree and leading coefficient of the polynomial #p^5+7p^3-p^6#?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 29, 2017

Degree:

Leading Coefficient:

#### Explanation:

**The degree of a polynomial function is the largest exponent in the polynomial**. By looking at the given polynomial, the highest exponent is

**The leading coefficient is the coefficient of the variable of the highest exponent.** We've already established that the highest exponent is