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

1 Answer
Nov 26, 2017

See 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:


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#.