Arrange the terms 6x^4 y^2-4x^2 y +2xy^2+8 so that the powers of y are in ascending order

Guest Mar 6, 2017

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6x^{4}y^{2 }- 4x^{2}y + 2xy^{2 }+ 8

Ascending means from least to greatest.

8 - 4x^{2}y + 2xy^{2} + 6x^{4}y^{2}

The last two terms have the same power of y, so I guess it doesn't matter which comes first.

Also the normal way to arrange an expression is to put the powers in descending order, which just means from greatest to least.

hectictar
Mar 6, 2017