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

1 Answer
Sep 3, 2017

See explanation.


To write a polynomial in standard form you have to order its terms by decreasing powers of the unknown.

Here it will be:


In this form you can say that:

  1. It is a trinomial because itis a sum of 3 terms

  2. The polynomial's degree is #3# - it is the highest power of the unknown with non-zero coefficient.