How do you write a polynomial in standard form, then classify it by degree and number of terms #8-6w-12w-8w^2-7-3w^3#?
First you can reduce the like terms:
Now we can order the terms by decreasing powers of
This polynomial is in the standard form. From this form you see, that the polynomial:
is a polynomial of third degree. (the highest exponent to which the unknown is raised is