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.

2x2y3z

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 2x2 y3 z is: 2 + 3 + 1 = 6

Similar Monomials

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

2x2 y3 z is similar to 5x2 y3 z