# Coefficient of a Monomial

## Coefficient of a Monomial

Literal or numerical constant that multiplies a given variable.

### Examples

• In the monomial 5mxy :
• 5mx is the coefficient of y,
• 5m is the coefficient of xy,
• 5 is the coefficient of mxy.
• The coefficients of the polynomial 4x² + x – 12 are: 4, 1 and –12.
• The coefficients of the polynomial ax² + bx + c are: a, b and c.