Sonny18n

## Homework Statement

Write each polynomial in standard form. Then name each polynomial based on its degree and number of terms.[/B]
1.4y^3 -4y^2+3-y
2.x^2=x^4-6
3.x+2

## The Attempt at a Solution

4y+3-y
Don't know where else to go from here. Would appreciate a nudge in the right direction.

Your problem statement doesn't actually say a problem.

Sonny18n
Edited.

Mentor

## Homework Statement

Write each polynomial in standard form. Then name each polynomial based on its degree and number of terms.[/B]
1.4y^3 -4y^2+3-y
2.x^2=x^4-6
3.x+2

## The Attempt at a Solution

4y+3-y
Is this your work for #1?
First, ##4y^3 - 4y^2 \ne 4y##. These two terms are not like terms (your textbook should have a definition), and so can't be combined.

Second, you have not done what needs to be done here. For each of the problems, 1) write it in standard form (there should be a definition of what this means in your book), and 2) state the degree of the polynomial (e.g., first degree, second degree, and so on) and the number of terms (e.g., monomial, binomial, and so on).

Also, I believe you have a typo in problem 2. It should probably be ##x^2 + x^4 - 6##. What you wrote is a polynomial equation, not a polynomial.
Sonny18n said:
Don't know where else to go from here. Would appreciate a nudge in the right direction.
Read (or reread) the section in your book that has these problems. Look for the definitions of all of the terms I wrote in italics.

Sonny18n
Currently have nothing but a worksheet.
Let me try that again.
(4y^3 - 4y^2) + (3-y)

Mentor
Currently have nothing but a worksheet.
You don't have a textbook? Did your teacher provide definitions for the terms I listed in my previous post?
Sonny18n said:
Let me try that again.
(4y^3 - 4y^2) + (3-y)

All you have done here is write parentheses around two pairs of terms, which isn't what the problem is asking for.

For each of the problems, 1) write it in standard form (there should be a definition of what this means in your book), and 2) state the degree of the polynomial (e.g., first degree, second degree, and so on) and the number of terms (e.g., monomial, binomial, and so on).