# How do you write a polynomial in standard form, then classify it by degree and number of terms c^2-2+4c?

Aug 9, 2017

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, rewrite this polynomial from the term with the highest exponent to the lowest exponent to put it in standard terms:

${x}^{2} + 4 c - 2$

The degree of the polynomial is found by looking at the term with the highest exponent on its variable(s).

This polynomial has a $2$ as its largest exponent and consists of three terms.

Therefore, this is a $\textcolor{red}{2 \text{nd}}$ degree $\textcolor{red}{\text{tri}}$nomial.