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Terms, factors, and coefficients review

Review terms, factors, and coefficients, and try some practice problems. 

Terms

Terms are single numbers, variables, or the product of a number and variables.
Examples of terms:

Factors

A factor is one part of a product.
Examples of factors:
In the term 8, x, the factors are 8 and x.
In the term c, d, e, the factors are c, d, and e.

Coefficients

A coefficient is a number multiplied by a variable.
Examples of coefficients:
In the term 14, c, the coefficient is 14.
In the term g, the coefficient is 1.
Want to learn more about terms, factors, and coefficients? Check out this video.

Practice

Problem 1
What is the coefficient of the term 7, y in the expression 9, plus, 7, y?
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • an exact decimal, like 0, point, 75
  • a proper fraction, like 1, slash, 2 or 6, slash, 10
  • an improper fraction, like 10, slash, 7 or 14, slash, 8
  • a mixed number, like 1, space, 3, slash, 4

Want to try more problems like this? Check out this exercise.

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