# How do you write a polynomial in standard form, then classify it by degree and number of terms y^3-4y+6-y^2?

Mar 9, 2016

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#### Explanation:

Given: $\text{ } {y}^{3} - 4 y + 6 - {y}^{2}$

The standard form is that the highest power (index) is on the left. The as you move right the indexes become progressively less

Thus we have: ${y}^{3} - {y}^{2} - 4 y + 6$

By the way$\text{ " 4y" is } 4 {y}^{1}$. The index of 1 is not normally written. It is 'understood' to be there.

The order of the expression is that of the highest index. This this is of order 3

The number of terms is 4