Precalculus Examples

Find the Degree, Leading Term, and Leading Coefficient
The degree of a polynomial is the highest degree of its terms. In this case, the degree is .
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Identify the term with the largest exponent on the variable.
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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 of a polynomial is the coefficient of the leading term. In this case, the leading coefficient is .
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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:
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