# How do you write the polynomial so that the exponents decrease from left to right, identify the degree, and leading coefficient of the polynomial  2-6y?

##### 1 Answer
Dec 7, 2017

We see that $- 6 y$ is the term with the highest degree, so we place it first:

$- 6 y + 2$

The degree of the polynomial is just the biggest degree in all of the terms, which in this case is just $1$ (${y}^{1} = y$).

The leading coefficient is just the coefficient that's on the leading term (the first term), which in this case is $- 6$