Terms, Coefficient, and Constants (Jump to: Lecture | Video )

Here, we have an expression with multiple parts:

4x - 8 + y - 3

This expression is made up of three components:


Terms are parts of an equation, separated by mathematical operators.

Figure 1.

Coefficients are the numerical parts of terms containing variables.

Figure 2.

Here, the coefficient in front of x is "4". The coefficient in front of y is "1".


Constants are terms that do not contain variables.

Figure 3.

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