A linear equation is any equation which graphs a straight line and is of the form

Ax + By = C where A and B are not equal to zero.

examples:

3x + 5y = 8

(4/3)x + 6y = 0

x = 19

These are all linear equations.

Non-linear equations will not be a straight line, and are generally less intuitive, examples are

x^3 + 4y = 8 (this is exponential)

(5/x) + 3y = 9 (contains a variable in the denominator)

2xy = 8 (is multiplicative)

## Monday, March 23, 2009

Subscribe to:
Post Comments (Atom)

## No comments:

Post a Comment