How do you express #-16+5f^8-7f^3# in standard form?
Standard form simply refers to the format of a mathematical expression where the terms are arranged by decreasing order of degree. Where the degree is determined by the exponent value of the variable of each term.
For the example provided
The highest degree is 8 in the term
The next degree is 3 in the term
Therefore the standard form for this expression would be