## Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

A term is composed of a numerical coefficient and a variable. The numerical coefficient is the constant in front of the variable of a term. The degree of a term is the power to which the variable of the term is raised. Therefore, the numerical coefficient of the term 2 is 2. The degree of 2, which can be rewritten as $2x^{0}$, is 0 because the degree of any constant is 0.