What is the Standard Form of a Polynomial?
Definition: A polynomial is in standard form when its term of highest degree is first, its term of 2nd highest is 2nd etc..
Examples of Polynomials in Standard Form | Non-Examples of Polynomials in Standard Form |
x^{2} + x + 3 | 2y^{4} + 3y^{5} + 2+ 7 |
2y^{5} + 3y^{4} + 2+ 7 | x + x^{2} + 3 |
2y^{6} + 11y^{2} + 2y | 3y^{ 5} + 7y^{4} + 2y |
11x^{22} + 12x^{20} + 12x | 3 + 7y remember 7y = 7y^{ 1 } |