i have an algebra test monday and i was reveiwing my work when i realized i don't know what coefficient terms are. i looked it up but it's just confusing.
What are coefficient terms?
given the expression 4x - 2y + z + 5 we see three terms of the expression: 4x, -2y, +z , 5.
Terms are made of two things, a coefficient and a variable.
+5 no variable exists in this term so it is a special term called a constant.
Coefficients can be +/-, fractions, decimals, whole numbers, etc.
In equations the coefficient is often shown as a letter such as
ax + by + 3.
This means (a times x) plus (b times y) plus 3
fractional coefficients looks like this example: x/4 + y/2 - z/3
the coefficient for x is 1/4, the coefficient for y is 1/2 and the coefficient for z is -1/3