# How do you write 5+3x in standard form?

May 31, 2015

$x = - \frac{5}{3}$

$5 + 3 x = 0$

$3 x = - 5$

$x = - \frac{5}{3}$

This should be pretty self-explanatory ;)

May 31, 2015

In standard form $5 + 3 x$ is $3 x + 5$.

The convention is to gather the highest order terms together first followed by the next highest order, down to any constant term.

For example, $2 + 6 {x}^{2} {y}^{2} - 3 {x}^{3}$ would be written as:

$6 {x}^{2} {y}^{2} - 3 {x}^{3} + 2$

The order of the first term is $2 + 2 = 4$, the next $3$ and the order of the constant term is $0$.