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

Sep 3, 2017

See explanation.

#### Explanation:

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

Here it will be:

## ${x}^{3} + 5 x - 3$

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.