# Precalculus Examples

Identify the term with the largest exponent on the variable.

The degree is the sum of the exponents of each variable in the expression. In this case, the degree of is .

The degree is the sum of the exponents of each variable in the expression. In this case, the degree of is .

The degree is the sum of the exponents of each variable in the expression. In this case, the degree of is .

Identify the term with the largest exponent on the variable.

The degree of the polynomial is the largest exponent on the variable.

A polynomial consists of terms, which are also known as monomials. The leading term in a polynomial is the highest degree term. In this case, the leading term in is the first term, which is .

The leading coefficient in a polynomial is the coefficient of the leading term. In this case, the leading term is and the leading coefficient is .

The polynomial degree is , the leading term is , and the leading coefficient is .

Polynomial Degree:

Leading Term:

Leading Coefficient: