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Terms, factors, and coefficients review

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


Terms are single numbers, variables, or the product of a number and variables.
Examples of terms:
  • 5
  • 9a
  • y
  • c4
  • x3


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


A coefficient is a number multiplied by a variable.
Examples of coefficients:
In the term 14c, 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.


Problem 1
What is the coefficient of the term 7y in the expression 9+7y?
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • an exact decimal, like 0.75
  • a proper fraction, like 1/2 or 6/10
  • an improper fraction, like 10/7 or 14/8
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/4

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

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