# How do you write a polynomial in standard form, then classify it by degree and number of terms -2x^2 - 16x + -4x^3 +2x^4 +5?

Jun 6, 2018

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#### Explanation:

Standard form means that the terms are written in order form highest power to lowest power.

$2 {x}^{4} - 4 {x}^{3} - 2 {x}^{2} - 16 x + 5$

The degree of the polynomial is $4$, as this is the highest power present in the polynomial.

The polynomial has $5$ total terms.