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Literal coefficients examples

Examples of literal coefficient in math, in algebra.

Examples of literal coefficient

Example.

Find the literal coefficient

17x

The literal coefficient is x.

See Definition of literal coefficients.

Example.

Find the literal coefficient

d4

The literal coefficient is d4.

Example.

Determine the literal coefficient

976a43

The literal coefficient is a43.

Example.

Determine the literal coefficient

7x8y2z2

Solution:

7x8y2z2 =
(7 * 8 * 2) * xyz2 =
112 * xyz2=
112xyz2

The literal coefficient is xyz2.

Example.

Find the literal coefficient

-a3b2c2ab

Solution:

-a3b2c2ab =
-1 * a3b2c2ab =
-1 * (a3 * a)(b2 * b)c2 =
-1 * a3 + 1b2 + 1c2 =
-1 * a4b3c2

The literal coefficient is a4b3c2.