# How do you write a polynomial in standard form, then classify it by degree and number of terms #3a^3b – 4ab^2 + a2 #?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 25, 2017

The "degree" of the first term is

The degree of the second term is 3, and the last one is 1 (

#### Explanation:

"Standard Form" for a polynomial puts the highest exponent terms first, with the other in decreasing order. The "degree" is the level of the highest exponent power. Multiple exponent levels on one term are added.