# How do you write a polynomial in standard form, then classify it by degree and number of terms 8x + 5x^3 – 5?

Jul 24, 2018

Standard form: $5 {x}^{3} + 8 x - 5$
Degree: $3$
Terms: $3$

#### Explanation:

In standard form, these terms will be expressed from highest to lowest exponent:
$5 {x}^{3} + 8 x - 5$

Classifying by degree means to find the highest exponent of the terms, so the degree is $3$.

A term is a value split by the addition and subtraction operations, so there are $3$ terms.

Hope this helps!