# What is the leading term, leading coefficient, and degree of this polynomial 7x^2 - 5 +0.45x^4 - 3x^3?

Oct 8, 2015

First, rearrange the polynomial from highest exponential term to lowest.

#### Explanation:

$0.45 {x}^{4} - 3 {x}^{3} + 7 {x}^{2} - 5$

1) leading term is: $0.45 {x}^{4}$
2) leading coefficient is: $0.45$
3) degree of the polynomial is: $4$ [the highest exponent]