# How do you write a polynomial in standard form, then classify it by degree and number of terms #5a^2 + 3a^3+1#?

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Jun 17, 2017

See explanation.

#### Explanation:

To write the polynomial in standard form you have to order its terms by decreasing powers of the unknown (here

The resulting polynomial is a sum of 3 terms. The degree of a polynomial is the highest power with non zero coefficient. Here the powers are: