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

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 4 - Polynomials - Study Summary - Practice Exercises: 16

Answer

leading coefficient = $-8$

Work Step by Step

The leading coefficient of a polynomial is the coefficient of its leading term. The leading term of the polynomial is $-8x^6$. The coefficient of this is $-8$. Thus, the leading coefficient of the given polynomial is $-8$.
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