# How do you express -16+5f^8-7f^3 in standard form?

For the example provided $- 16 + 5 {f}^{8} - 7 {f}^{3}$
The highest degree is 8 in the term $5 {f}^{8}$
The next degree is 3 in the term $- 7 {f}^{3}$
and the $- 16$ term has a degree of zero because there is no variable.
$5 {f}^{8} - 7 {f}^{3} - 16$