# How do you write a polynomial in standard form, then classify it by degree and number of terms 1-11x+9x^2?

Nov 26, 2017

See explanation.

#### Explanation:

To write a poolynomial in standard form you have to order its terms by decreasing powers of the variable, so here it will be:

## $9 {x}^{2} - 11 x + 1$

Now when the polynomial is in the standard form we can say that it is:

• a trinomial - because it has 3 terms

• a polynomial of the second degree - because the highest exponent of $x$ is $2$.