# How do you write #2+r-r^3# in standard form and what is the leading coefficients?

##### 1 Answer

Standard form for this polynomial would be:

#### Explanation:

To express a polynomial in standard form, your arrange the terms from highest to lowest degree. The **degree** of a term is the exponent of its variable. Thus, the degree of our

(Of note, when discussing the degree of a polynomial, we consider the highest degree of the terms in that polynomial to be the polynomial's degree. In this case, that means the polynomial is of 3rd degree.)

The **leading coefficient** of a polynomial is the first coefficient you see when you put the polynomial in standard form. More formally, the leading coefficient is the coefficient of the highest degree term. In this case, since said term is