In this lesson, we learn how to find the leading coefficient and degree of a polynomial by first putting it in standard form. The standard form involves arranging the polynomial in descending order of exponents. The leading coefficient is the coefficient of the variable with the highest degree, while the degree is simply the degree of the polynomial's leading term. It's essential to take note of the exponents and arrange them properly to avoid making common mistakes.
Finding the leading coefficient and degree of a polynomial
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