# How do you write the polynomial so that the exponents decrease from left to right, identify the degree, and leading coefficient of the polynomial #9m^5#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 3, 2018

Degree = 5; Leading coefficient = 9

One example:

#### Explanation:

Given:

The degree is the highest exponent: 5

The leading coefficient is the constant in front of the highest degree: 9

An example of a polynomial in descending order (exponents decrease from left to right):