# How do you write a polynomial in standard form, then classify it by degree and number of terms # 6b^3 + 9b^2 - 12b#?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 9, 2017

This is already in standard form.

To classify via number of terms, we count how many terms there are in the expression. A *term* is a variable and it's exponent.

Now let's classify it via the degree

Since the expression is already in standard form, all we look at is the leading term, and its exponent