# What are coefficients?

##### 1 Answer

Sep 25, 2014

Coefficients are the numbers in front of variables.

Example:

In the term

In

In the case where the term is given as a single letter, for example,

Let's take a more complex term, for example the quadratic equation

the coefficient would be 9, and the solution would be:

(

as the two numbers 4 and 5 add to get the first number, in this case, 9, and multiply to give the second term, in this case, 20.