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: #9m^5 + m^4 + m^3 +m^2+m + 5#


Given: #9m^5#

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): #9m^5 + m^4 + m^3 +m^2+m + 5#