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

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#### Explanation:

A polynomial

Which have

In particular case of

In standard form:

Degree:

Number of terms:

#### Explanation:

In **standard form**, the terms of a polynomial are arranged in decreasing degree.

The **degree of a polynomial** is the largest degree of any of its terms.

The **degree of a term** is the sum of the exponents on all variables in the term.

**Terms** of a polynomial are the sub-components of the polynomial connected by to other components by only addition or subtraction.

As originally given:

Arranged in decreasing degrees: