# How do you write a polynomial in standard form, then classify it by degree and number of terms # xy^2 + 4x^4y + 10x^2 #?

##### 1 Answer

In standard form:

The polynomial is of degree

and has

#### Explanation:

Given the expression

The terms are

The **degree of a term** is the sum of the exponents of all variables in the term

A polynomial is in standard form if its terms are arranged in descending value of their degrees.

So the standard form for the given polynomial would be

The **degree of a polynomial** is the largest degree of any of its terms.

Since the largest degree of the terms of

the polynomial has a degree of