# How do you write a polynomial in standard form, then classify it by degree and number of terms 8b^4 - 9b^3 - 2a^2?

Jul 24, 2018

Standard form: $8 {b}^{4} - 9 {b}^{3} - 2 {a}^{2}$
Degree: $4$
Terms: $3$

#### Explanation:

In standard form, these terms will be expressed from highest to lowest exponent, which it is now: $8 {b}^{4} - 9 {b}^{3} - 2 {a}^{2}$

Classifying by degree means to find the highest exponent of the terms, so the degree is $4$.

A term is split by the addition and subtraction operations, so there are $3$ terms.

Hope this helps!