How do you identify the terms, like terms, coefficients and constants in each expression: 8 + 6t - 3t + t?
Terms in a maths expression are similar to words in an English sentence. They are separated from one another by + and signs.
Like terms are those which have exactly the same variables
A variable represents a number and can change its value.
A constant always has the same value - these are the numbers which we use in maths. A number is a constant.
In this expression ,
The coefficient of a term is the part that stands with another part.
The number in front is usually called the numerical coefficient, while the variable part is called the literal coefficient.
The coefficient of
When asking for a coefficient, it should be specified which coefficient is required.
The coefficient of x is
The coefficient of y is
The coefficient of xy is
The coefficient of 3x is
The coefficient of 3y is