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Coefficient

posted Feb 14, 2013, 6:11 AM by Justin Kangas   [ updated Feb 14, 2013, 6:11 AM ]
The coefficient in Algebra is always the number in front of/attached to the variable. In the picture to the left, the coefficient is the 5. 

In scientific notation, the coefficient is the decimal that comes before the power of 10. For example, in 2.3 x 105 the coefficient is 2.3.
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