# How do you write the polynomial 4x + x + 2 in standard form and how many terms and degree is it?

May 27, 2015

$4 x + x + 2$
$= 5 x + 2$ (this is standard form)

It has 2 terms: $5 x$ and $2$

The degree of a polynomial is the degree of the term with the highest degree.
The degree of a term is the sum of its factor exponents

$5 x = {5}^{1} {x}^{1}$ has degree 2.
$2 = {2}^{1}$ has degree 1

$5 x + 2$ has degree 2.