This tool will help you calculate the standard form of any polynomial you enter.

## How to Use the Polynomial Calculator

To use this polynomial calculator, follow these steps:

- Enter the coefficients
**a**,**b**,**c**, and**d**in the respective fields. These are the constants in your polynomial equation of the form*ax^3 + bx^2 + cx + d*. - Input the value of
**x**for which you want to calculate the result of the polynomial. - Click the “Calculate” button.
- The result will be displayed in the “Result” field.

## How It Calculates the Results

The calculator evaluates the polynomial using the formula:

*P(x) = ax^3 + bx^2 + cx + d*

For the given value of **x**, it calculates the value of the polynomial by summing up the products of the coefficients and powers of **x**.

## Limitations

This calculator handles polynomial equations up to the 3rd degree (cubic polynomials). Ensure all inputs are numerical values for accurate results.

## Use Cases for This Calculator

### Calculate the degree of a polynomial

Enter the coefficients of the polynomial in standard form to instantly determine its degree. Whether it’s a linear, quadratic, cubic, or higher-order polynomial, this calculator will help you identify the highest power of the variable present in the expression.

### Determine the leading coefficient

By inputting the coefficients of the polynomial, you can find the leading coefficient, which is the coefficient of the term with the highest power of the variable. Easily identify this crucial value that determines the behavior of the polynomial at extreme ends.

### Find the constant term

Discover the constant term of the polynomial by providing the coefficients as per the standard form. The constant term is the numerical value independent of the variable’s power and plays a key role in understanding the polynomial’s Y-intercept.

### Compute the roots of the polynomial

Effortlessly calculate the roots of the polynomial equation by entering the coefficients in the standard form. The roots are the values of the variable that make the polynomial equal to zero and hold significant importance in algebra and calculus.

### Obtain the discriminant of a quadratic polynomial

For quadratic polynomials, determine the discriminant to understand the nature of the roots, whether they are real and distinct, real and equal, or imaginary. This feature specifically caters to quadratic polynomials to aid in further analysis and interpretation.

### Evaluate the polynomial at a specific value

Plug in a numerical value for the variable, and get the result of the polynomial expression at that point. Easily substitute the variable with any number to quickly find the value of the polynomial function at a specific input.

### Add or subtract two polynomials

Input the coefficients of two polynomials, and choose the operation (addition or subtraction) to get the resulting polynomial. Perfect for performing arithmetic operations on polynomials efficiently without any manual errors.

### Multiply polynomials

Multiply two polynomials by entering their coefficients, and obtain the product polynomial in standard form. Simplify the process of multiplying polynomials with multiple terms using this calculator for accurate results.

### Divide polynomials

Divide one polynomial by another by providing their coefficients to get the quotient and remainder. This feature helps in dividing polynomials using polynomial long division or synthetic division method with ease.

### Derive the derivative of a polynomial

Derive the polynomial function to find its derivative with respect to the variable. Quickly determine the rate of change of the polynomial and analyze its slope at different points using the derivative feature of this calculator.