How do you write #2a+4a^3-5a^2-1# in standard form and what is the leading coefficients?

1 Answer
Aug 17, 2017

The leading coefficient is #4#


Standard form for a polynomial requires that the terms be arranged in descending order of the variable exponents (sometimes called the degree of each exponent; noting that the degree of a polynomial is the largest degree of any term in the polynomial).