# How do you write a polynomial in standard form, then classify it by degree and number of terms  7x+3x+5?

Mar 30, 2016

$10 x + 5$ is of order 1 and has two terms

#### Explanation:

7 lots of $x$ plus 3 lots of $x$ is a total count of 10 lots of $x$

Write as:$\text{ } 10 x + 5$

Consider the following example

$a \text{ }$is the same as ${a}^{1}$ and is of order 1
$a \times a \text{ }$is the same as ${a}^{2}$ and is of order 2
$a \times a \times a \text{ }$is the same as ${a}^{3}$ and is of order 3

So

$10 x + 5$ is of order 1 and has two terms
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Just to make it really clear
If your expression hade been $10 {x}^{2} + 5$ then it would have been of order 2