## Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

Published by Pearson

# Chapter 5 - Number Theory and the Real Number System - 5.4 The Irrational Numbers - Concept and Vocabulary Check: 5

coefficient

#### Work Step by Step

The number that multiplies a square root is called its $\underline{\text{coefficient}}$. For example, for $8\sqrt5$, 8 is the coefficient.

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