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 R - Elementary Algebra Review - R.4 Polynomials - R.4 Exercise Set - Page 961: 33


$\text{Leading Term: } 8p^4 \\\text{Leading Coefficient: } 8$

Work Step by Step

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}
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