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Numerical coefficient definition

What is a numerical coefficient in math? What is the meaning of numerical coefficient in math?

Definition of numerical coefficients

Definition of a numerical coefficient

A numerical coefficient is a numerical factor in a mathematical expression.

Here are some examples of the numerical coefficients.

Examples of numerical coefficient

Example of a numerical coefficient

12a

In the mathematical expression the (12) is a numerical coefficient and (a) is a variable.

Example of a numerical coefficient

43ab

In the mathematical expression the (43) is a numerical coefficient.

Example of a numerical coefficient

45a3

In the mathematical expression the (45) is a numerical coefficient.

Example of a numerical coefficient

(4a3)/5 =
(4/5) * a3

In the mathematical expression the (4/5) is a numerical coefficient.

Example of a numerical coefficient

What is the numerical coefficient of the mathematical expression

12a52bc59

Solution:

12a52bc59 =
(12 * 52)abc59 =
(12 * 25)abc59 =
300abc59

The (300) is the numerical coefficient of the mathematical expression.

See also Can a numerical coefficient be negative?