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Coefficient

  • Definition: The number that is placed before a variable in an algebraic expression is a multiplicative factor called the coefficient.

  • Example: If our expression is y=2x^2 - (x/3) + 7, our coefficient of x^2 is 2, and our coefficient of x is the fraction (-1/3).

  • Listed under: Algebra, General Math Terminology