1 Summer MA 15200 Lesson 5 Section P.4 I Polynomials A Monomial or Termis a number or the product of a number and one or more variables with whole-number exponents. The number factor is called a Coefficient of the term. The Degreeof the monomial (or term) is the sum of the exponents of it variables. A Constanthas degree 0.Ex 1: For each term, state the coefficient and the degree of the term. 1.5)2))14)253--dhrcabyxaπA monomial or a sum of monomials is called a Polynomial. A polynomial with 2 terms is called a Binomial, and a polynomial with 3 terms is called a Trinomial. Ex 2: For each polynomial, state the number of terms. 22222438712)3954)xyyxyxbxxxxa+--+-The Degree of the Polynomialis the degree of the term that has the highest degree.The leading coefficientof a polynomial is the coefficient of the term with the highest degree. That term is also called the leading term. Ex 3:For each polynomial, state the degree, the leading coefficient, and the leading term.