What is the leading term, leading coefficient, and degree of this polynomial #f(x)= -15x^5+14x+7#?

1 Answer
Sep 19, 2015

The leading term is #-15x^5#, the leading coefficient is #-15#, and the degree of this polynomial is #5#.


Make sure the terms in the polynomial are ordered from highest to lowest power (exponent), which they are.

The leading term is the first term and has the highest power. The leading coefficient is the number associated with the leading term. The degree of the polynomial is given by the highest exponent.