# How do you write a polynomial in standard form, then classify it by degree and number of terms #9z^2 - 11z^2 + 5z - 5#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 15, 2016

First, we see that there are two terms that are

So now we have

This is our standard form.

The degree is the highest exponent in our polynomial, which is

The number of terms is the number of separate terms or values in our polynomial. This one has

Usually, 2nd degree would be quadratic, third degree cubic, 4th degree quartic, etc.

So overall, this polynomial is a quadratic trinomial.