# How do you write the polynomial so that the exponents decrease from left to right, identify the degree, and leading coefficient of the polynomial #5z+2z^3-z^2+3z^4#?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 26, 2017

4th degree polynomial

Leading coefficient = 3

#### Explanation:

Recall that the degree of a polynomial is the degree of its higheset term. In this case, it is a 4th degree polynomial because the

The "leading coefficient" refers to the constant term in front of the first term when the polynomial is written in standard form, which is 3.