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Coefficient
posted
Feb 14, 2013, 6:11 AM
by Justin Kangas
[ updated
Feb 14, 2013, 6:11 AM
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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 10
^{5}
the coefficient is 2.3.
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