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What is the literal coefficient of the expression?

Solved examples of the literal coefficient.

Examples of literal coefficients

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)

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 y2?

Solution:

y2 =
1 * y2 = 1y2

The literal coefficient of the (y2) is y2.

Example 5.

What is the literal coefficient of 12y3?

Solution:

12y3 =
12 * y3

The literal coefficient of the (12y3) is y3.