# How do you write a polynomial in standard form, then classify it by degree and number of terms #2 – 11x^2 – 8x + 6x^2 #?

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#### Explanation:

Standard form of polynomial equation of

Rearrange the like terms together and then simplify. Then arrange then again rearrange them in the standard format given above.

The polynomial has three terms (separated by

#### Explanation:

Write in standard form:

Simplify

Rearrange the terms from greatest to least exponent.

The polynomial has three terms (separated by

A polynonial of degree 2 with 3 terms also known as a "quadratic function"

#### Explanation:

Combine like powers of

The degree of the polynomial is the highest power of

NB: Such a function is also known as a "quadratic" (from the Latin word for square "quadratum")