Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Section 5.3 - Polynomials and Polynomial Functions - Vocabulary, Readiness & Video Check: 1

Answer

coefficient

Work Step by Step

The numerical factor of a term is the coefficient. For example, the numerical coefficient of the term $2x^{2}$ is 2, which is the coefficient in front of the variable. For a constant term, the numerical factor is the constant itself. For example, the term 8 can be written as $8x^{0}$. Therefore, 8 is the coefficient on the variable.
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