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How to find a leading coefficient

!The coefficient that is connected to the variable with the largest exponent is called the leading coefficient. In the following example, {eq}g (x)=x-3x^4-4x^2 {/eq}, the largest exponent is

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Leading Coefficient Example

The leading term of a polynomial is just the term with the highest degree, and we see this is 3x5. The leading coefficient is just the number multiplying the highest degree term.
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Leading Coefficient Test

To find the leading coefficient here, we can either order it correctly as 4 x 5 - 3 x 2 and find the leading coefficient that way. Or we can simply look for the term with the highest