# Monomials

A **monomial** is an *algebraic expression* in which the only operations that appear between the variables are the product and the power of the natural exponent.

2x^{2}y^{3}z

### Parts of a Monomial

#### Coefficient

The** coefficient** of** a monomial** is the number that multiplies the variable(s).

#### Literal Part

The** literal part** is constituted by the letters and its exponents.

#### Degree

The** degree** of a** monomial** is the sum of all exponents of the letters or variables.

The degree of 2x^{2} y^{3 }z is: 2 + 3 + 1 = 6

### Similar Monomials

Two monomials are similar when they have the same literal part.

2x^{2} y^{3 }z is similar to 5x^{2} y^{3 }z