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

1 Answer
Jul 10, 2018

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To write our polynomial in standard form, we want the term with the highest degree first. The #x^3# term will come first. We have


The degree is the highest exponent we see, and we see that this is #3#, so we can say this is a third-degree polynomial.

We see that our addition signs divide this expression into three sections- our three terms.

Hope this helps!