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COEFFICIENT OF ALGEBRA

**Coefficient**

**A term may comprise a Literal, a constant or a product of
literals and a constant. The literals and constant forming a term or product are
called ‘Factors’ of the term. Each factor of a term is a ‘Coefficient’ of the
product of the rest of the term. In particular, the number of the constant
which appears in a term is called the ‘Numerical Coefficient’ of the term and
the rest of the term is the ‘Literal Coefficient’ of the term. If a term has no
numerical factor, it’s numerical coefficient is 1 and if a term consists only
of a constant, it is called the ‘Constant Term’.**

**In 6a²b, numerical
coefficient is = 5, literal coefficient = a²b , coefficient of a²b = 6,
coefficient of 6b = a², coefficient of
6a² = b **