## GirlgoyleH. one year ago whats the coefficient of the term -3gh?

1. mathmate

the coefficient of a term includes the sign and any constant (numbers, $$\pi$$, etc., i.e. the term stripped of the variables. g and h are rarely used as variables, but they look like variables, so if you remove the variables, what's left will be the coefficient. For example, -3 is the coefficient of -3xyz. $$-\sqrt{48}\pi$$ is the coefficient of $$-\sqrt{48}\pi x^2y$$

2. GirlgoyleH.

So, always the coefficient is the number?

3. mdilley

the coefficient is -3, because gh are variables.