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

$\text{Leading Term: } -t^3 \\\text{Leading Coefficient: } -1$
In descending powers of the variables, the given expression, $13+20t-30t^2-t^3 ,$ is equivalent to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} -t^3-30t^2+20t+13 .\end{array} The expression above has the following characteristics: \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} \text{Leading Term: } -t^3 \\\text{Leading Coefficient: } -1 .\end{array}