The degree of a polynomial is the highest degree of its terms. In this case, the degree is .
Identify the exponents on the variables in each term, and add them together to find the degree of each term.
The largest exponent is the degree of the polynomial.
A polynomial consists of terms, which are also known as monomials. The leading term in a polynomial is the highest degree term. In this case, the leading term in is the first term, which is .
The leading coefficient in a polynomial is the coefficient of the leading term. In this case, the leading term is and the leading coefficient is .
The polynomial degree is , the leading term is , and the leading coefficient is .
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