What is the leading term, leading coefficient, and degree of this polynomial f(x)=x2(2)+x−5?
What is the leading term, leading coefficient, and degree of this polynomial ?
Answer & Explanation
We can write this as:
This is a quadratic in standard form:
Where: , b=1 and c=5
Hence, Leading term: and leading coefficient: .
Also, a quadratic function is of degree 2, since the leading term is of x to the power 2.
Leading term , Leading coefficient: , Degree 2.