How do you identify the variables, coefficients, and constants in the algebraic expression -6x - xy + 60?

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Aug 28, 2017

Answer:

See an explanation below:

Explanation:

Constants are numbers by themselves. The constant in this expression is: #60#

Variables are letters or symbols (not numbers) in an algebraic expression. The variables in the expression are: #x# and #y#.

Coefficients are number paired with variables. The variables in this expression are: #-6# and #-1#

#-1# is a coefficient even though it is not shown. The #1# is implied in the term: #xy# which can also be written: #1xy#