# Coefficient meaning

An example of coefficient is 6 in the following algebra equation, 6*x* - 2.

*x*in

*x(y+z),*

*6*in

*6ab*)

*x,*or

*x*in the term

*x*(

*a*+

*b*).

The *coefficient* of expansion.

*x*, and

*x*is the coefficient in

*x*(

*a*+

*b*).

### Origin of coefficient

- From French coefficient, coined by French mathematician François Viète.
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