Leading Coefficient
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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  7x^{3} + 6x^{2} + 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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