Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

a.$\qquad 8x^{2}+2x-3$ b. The leading term has the highest exponent, which gives us the degree of the polynomial.
a. Place terms in order $2x-3+8x^{2}=8x^{2}+2x-3$ b. The leading term has the highest exponent, which gives us the degree of the polynomial. A polynomial of degree 2 is called quadratic, a polynomial of degree 3 is called cubic, a polynomial of degree 4 is called quartic, etc.