Table of Contents
- Coefficient of a Term
- Counting Terms
- What’s Next?
In the previous segment of Class 8 Maths, we learnt what a Term is. In this segment, we will learn how to count terms.
What is the Coefficient of a term?
The constant multiplied to a variable or variables in a term is known as the Coefficient of that term.
- In the term 4x, 4 is the coefficient of x.
- In the term 15?3, 15 is the coefficient of ?3.
- In the term 2xy, 2 is the coefficient of xy.
When there are no constants multiplied to a variable in a term, then the coefficient is considered as 1.
- In the term xy, the coefficient is 1.
- In the term ?, the coefficient is 1.
How to count terms?
If an expression consists of multiple terms, then these terms will always be separated by a plus (+) or a minus (-) sign.
- Consider the term 13x + 6.
The terms 13x and 6 are separated by a plus sign. Hence, there are two terms: 13x and 6.
- Consider the term 19?2 + 16? − 3?.