## Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

When the terms are written in order, the polynomial can be written as: $$x^7+9x^4+x^2-12$$ Thus, in order, we see that (a) the degree of each term is 7, 4, 2, 0; (b) the leading term is $x^7$ with a coefficient of 1; and (c) the degree of the polynomial is 7.