# How do you write a polynomial in standard form, then classify it by degree and number of terms # 1 - 2s + 5s^4#?

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Jan 15, 2018

Please look at explanation.

#### Explanation:

When you want to write a polynomial in standard form, we need to put the variable with the highest degree first, and the number last.

Our highest degree here is the

**Our standard form polynomial is #5s^4 - 2s + 1#.**

To classify it by a degree, we also look at the variable with the highest degree, **degree of the polynomial is 4th degree** .

There are **three terms** in this polynomial: **this polynomial is a trinomial**.

Hope this helps!