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

$\text{Leading Term: } 8p^4 \\\text{Leading Coefficient: } 8$
In descending powers of the variables, the given expression, $-p^2+5+8p^4-7p ,$ is equivalent to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} 8p^4-p^2-7p+5 .\end{array} The expression above has the following characteristics: \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} \text{Leading Term: } 8p^4 \\\text{Leading Coefficient: } 8 .\end{array}