# What is the degree, type, leading coefficient, and constant term of y=-2x^5-2x^3+9?

Feb 16, 2017

See explanation.

#### Explanation:

The degree of this polynomial is $5$, the leading coefficient is $- 2$ and the constant term is $9$.

The degree of a polynomial is the highest exponent with a non-zero coefficient.

The leading coefficient is the coefficient of the hightest exponent of the variable.

The constant term is the term not multiplied by the variable.