# How do you write the polynomial so that the exponents decrease from left to right, identify the degree, and leading coefficient of the polynomial -2h^2+2h^4-h^6?

Jan 15, 2017

$- {h}^{6} + 2 {h}^{4} - 2 {h}^{2}$
Degree is 6, leading coefficient is -1

#### Explanation:

It is written starting with the term with highest exponent of the variable, followed by terms with decreasing exponents of the variable. The coefficient of the term with highest exponent is called the leading coefficient. The highest exponent is called the degree of the polynomial

The given polynomial in proper order would be $- {h}^{6} + 2 {h}^{4} - 2 {h}^{2}$

The degree of this polynomial is 6 and the leading coefficient is -1