# What is the leading term, leading coefficient, and degree of this polynomial #p(x)=2(2x+3)(x-1)(x+2)#?

##### 1 Answer

Oct 4, 2015

Leading term: 4x^3

Leading coefficient: 4

Degree of polynomial: 3

#### Explanation:

You should first approach this problem by multiplying the entire function out through FOIL, and get p(x)=4x^3 +10x^2 -2x-12.

Then identify the leading term, leading coefficient, and degree of this polynomial by definition.