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

Jan 7, 2018

$- 2 {x}^{2} + 3 x - 4$, second degree, trinomial.

#### Explanation:

Standard form has descending powers, so

$- 2 {x}^{2} + 3 x - 4$

is the standard form.

Since the highest power is 2, this is a second degree polynomial.
Since there are three terms this is a trinomial.