# How do you write a polynomial in standard form, then classify it by degree and number of terms 2– 11x^2 – 8x?

May 13, 2018

$- 11 {x}^{2} - 8 x + 2$

#### Explanation:

Standard form is where the term with the largest power goes first and then the next highest so that it goes in descending order.
Equations with 1 as the highest power are linear. Quadratics have a squared term as the highest. Cubic have cubed or power 3 as the highest. Then they are known as 'to the power 4', 'to the power 5' etc.