How do you write #(3x^3 − 5x − 8) + (5x^3 + 7x + 3)# in standard form?
write the expression without brackets.
#3x^3 - 5x - 8 +5x^3 + 7x + 3 #
collect like terms.
#8x^3 + 2x - 5 " is in standard form "#
Standard form is writing the expression , starting with the term that has the highest power of the variable,followed by terms with decreasing powers until the last term , usually a constant.
#a_n x^n + a_(n-1)x^(n-1) + a_(n-2)x^(n-2) +.....+a_0x^0 #