Leading Coefficient
Definition of Leading Coefficient
In a polynomial, the coefficient of the term with the highest degree is called the leading coefficient.
Example of Leading Coefficient

The leading coefficient of the polynomial  7x3 + 6x2 + 2x  5 is � 7.
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Solved Example on Leading Coefficient
Ques: Choose the leading coefficient of the given polynomial function g(u) = 11u  9u^{2}.
Choices:
A. � 11B. � 9
C. 11
D. 9
Correct Answer: B
Solution:

Step 1: In a polynomial, the coefficient of the term with the highest degree is called the leading coefficient.
Step 2: The leading coefficient of the polynomial function g(u) = 11u  9u^{2} is � 9.
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