# Monic polynomial

In algebra, a monic polynomial is a single-variable polynomial (that is, a univariate polynomial) in which the leading coefficient (the nonzero coefficient of highest degree) is equal to 1. Therefore, a monic polynomial has the form:[1]

${\displaystyle x^{n}+c_{n-1}x^{n-1}+\cdots +c_{2}x^{2}+c_{1}x+c_{0}}$