# How do you write a polynomial in standard form, then classify it by degree and number of terms #-2x^3-x-4x^2#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 10, 2018

It is a **cubic trinomial**.

#### Explanation:

The standard form of a polynomial is

In the given polynomial, the standard form is

as we have to arrange it in descending orders of degree of monomials.

To classify it by degree, the highest degree in this polynomial is 3.

Hence, it is called a degree-3 polynomial (or **cubic** in exact)

To classify it by the number of terms, there are a total of 3 terms.

This makes it a **trinomial** (which means a polynomial with **three** terms).