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