# How do you write a polynomial in standard form, then classify it by degree and number of terms #8x^2+9+5x^3#?

##### 1 Answer

See below.

#### Explanation:

I am glad you asked this question, it is a very important math concept.

Okay, so whenever you are asked to find the "number of terms," just count the number of terms given (after of course, combining all like terms). For example, let's say you were given

Now, we will move on to **standard form**. Whenever you are asked to write a polynomial in standard form, arrange it in order of **decreasing power**. In other words,

If we arrange it according to the definition I gave you, you get:

This is the polynomial in standard form.

Lastly, we need to find degree. This is the easiest, as we just have to look at the polynomial in standard form. The first term of the polynomial in standard form will contain

For this particular problem, the

That is it, I hope that helps!