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.
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+5x3#
In this form you can say that:

It is a trinomial because itis a sum of 3 terms

The polynomial's degree is
#3#  it is the highest power of the unknown with nonzero coefficient.