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

##### 1 Answer

Standard form:

Degree: quadratic

Number of terms: binomial

#### Explanation:

To write a polynomial in standard form, you write starting with the term with the highest degree, or exponent (in this case, the

To classify a polynomial by degree, you look at the highest exponent, or degree. Since 2 is the highest exponent (

Highest Exponent:

To classify a polynomial by the number of terms, count how many terms are in the polynomial: In this polynomial, there are two terms,

1 term- monomial

2 terms- binomial

3 terms- trinomial

4+ terms- polynomial