Literal or numerical constant that multiplies a given variable.

### Examples

- In the monomial 5
*mxy :*- 5
*mx*is the coefficient of*y*, - 5
*m*is the coefficient of*xy*, - 5 is the coefficient of
*mxy*.

- 5
- The coefficients of the polynomial 4
*x*² +*x*– 12 are: 4, 1 and –12. - The coefficients of the polynomial
*ax*² +*b*x +*c*are:*a*,*b*and*c*.