## Algebra and Trigonometry 10th Edition

$-2x^5-x^4+3x^3+3$, degree is 5, leading coefficient is -2
$-2x^5-x^4+3x^3+3$ (The polynomial is in the standard form.) Hence the degree of the polynomial is the degree of the term $-2x^5$ that is 5. The leading coefficient is equal to the coefficient of $x^5$ that is -2.