How to Identify Lead Coefficients in Quadratic Equations

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What is the coefficient in: 33xy 5 ?

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1. A leading coefficient is attached to what?

2. What is the leading coefficient in the following expression? 4y - 9y 2

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet offer a chance to revisit what you know about coefficients and why the lead coefficient is important. You'll review quadratic equations to find the lead coefficient within them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The focus of this quiz and worksheet is to offer a review of:

  • Finding a coefficient
  • How to find the lead coefficient in a quadratic equation
  • Common rules around identifying the lead coefficient in a quadratic equation
  • Choosing the lead coefficient in sample equations

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - check what you know about coefficients to define what a lead coefficient is
  • Knowledge application - review your knowledge of lead coefficients to answer questions about identifying the lead coefficient
  • Making connections - use understanding of what lead coefficients are attached to to determine the lead coefficient in quadratic equations

Additional Learning

Deepen your understanding of this topic with the lesson called How to Identify Lead Coefficients in Quadratic Equations. The lesson offers an overview of:

  • Defining common terms like coefficient, quadratic equation and variables
  • Examples of lead coefficients
  • Expressions that are not written in descending order
  • The value of a
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