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.


Parts of a Monomial


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.


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

The degree of 2x² y³z is: 2 + 3 + 1 = 6

Similar Monomials

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

2x² y³z is similar to 5x² y³z