# Chapter 4 - Polynomials - Study Summary - Practice Exercises - Page 295: 15

leading term: $-8x^6$

#### Work Step by Step

The leading term of a polynomial is the term with the highest degree. The terms of the given polynomial have the following degrees: $x^2$ - degree is 2 $-10$ - degree is 0 $5x$ - degree is 1 $-8x^6$ - degree is 6 Notice that the term with the highest degree is $-8x^6$ with a degree of $6$. Thus, the leading term of the given polynomial is: $-8x^6$.

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