Solved examples of the literal coefficient.

Example 1.

What is the litera coefficient of x?

Solution:

x = 1 * x = 1x

The literal coefficient of x is x.

See Definition of literal coefficients.

Example 2.

What is the literal coefficient of 4ab/7?

Solution:

4ab/7 =

(4/7) * (ab) =

(4/7)(ab)

(4/7) * (ab) =

(4/7)(ab)

The literal coefficient of the (4ab/7) is (ab).

Example 3.

What is the literal coefficient of (-6x)?

Solution:

-6x = (-6) * x

The literal coefficient of (-6x) is (x).

Example 4.

What is the literal coefficient of y^{2}?

Solution:

y^{2} =

1 * y^{2} = 1y^{2}

1 * y

The literal coefficient of the (y^{2}) is y^{2}.

Example 5.

What is the literal coefficient of 12y^{3}?

Solution:

12y^{3} =

12 * y^{3}

12 * y

The literal coefficient of the (12y^{3}) is y^{3}.