# What is the degree, type, leading coefficient, and constant term of f(x)=-x+3?

Jan 26, 2018

As explained below.

#### Explanation:

Linear equations are also called first degree equations, as the highest power of the variable (or pronumeral) in these equations is 1. E.g. x + 5 = 9 is an equation of the first degree, which is often called a linear equation

Given $f \left(x\right) = - x + 3$

$f \left(x\right) = \left(- 1\right) {\left(x\right)}^{1} + 3$

a. Degree of equation 1, since the highest x term has power 1.

b. Linear equation

c. Leading coefficient of the highest x term is -1 &

d. Constant term +3