# 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?

Mar 3, 2018

Degree = 5; Leading coefficient = 9

One example: $9 {m}^{5} + {m}^{4} + {m}^{3} + {m}^{2} + m + 5$

#### Explanation:

Given: $9 {m}^{5}$

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): $9 {m}^{5} + {m}^{4} + {m}^{3} + {m}^{2} + m + 5$