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Numerical coefficient of a fraction

What is the coefficient in a fraction? Can a coefficient be a fraction? What is the numerical coefficient of a fraction?

Solved problems

Problem 1.

Find the numerical coefficient of the fraction

1.8x

The x is a variable. The 1.8 is the numerical coefficient of the fraction.

See Definition of numerical coefficients.

Problem 2.

Find the numerical coefficient of the fraction

0.09a6

The a6 is a variable. The 6 is the exponent. The 0.09 is the numerical coefficient of the fraction.

Problem 3.

Find the numerical coefficient of the fraction

b64/4

Solution:

b64/4 =
(1/4) * b64

The b64 is a variable. The 64 is the exponent. The 1/4 is the numerical coefficient of the fraction.

Problem 4.

Find the numerical coefficient of the fraction

-15ab10/25ab8

Solution:

-15ab10/25ab8 =
(-15/25) * ab10/ab8 =
(-3/5) * b10 - 8 =
(-3/5) * b2

The b2 is a variable. The 2 is the exponent. The negative number -3/5 is the numerical coefficient of the fraction.