# How do you write a polynomial in standard form, then classify it by degree and number of terms #−3x^4y^2 + 4x^4y^5 + 10x^2#?

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Jan 21, 2018

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#### Explanation:

For a polynomial to be written in standard form

The one with greatest power is to be written first and then with decreasing powers.

For this polynomial the standard form is

The degree or the highest power is the greatest possible value of sum all powers of all variable in a single term.

For this polynomial the degree is 4+5 = 9.

And the number of terms in it are 3, thus it is a trinomial.