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And many math problems, including relatively simple ones like solving linear equations, are thought to lie outside this class.
—Ben Brubaker, Quanta Magazine, 21 Mar. 2024
Simple math, Getz argues, shows that adding a constraint (doing well) to a linear equation (doing good) will never yield as good an outcome as without the constraint.
—Bypeter Vanham, Fortune, 31 Aug. 2023
For instance, Motta’s discussion of Algebra 2 concepts, such as linear equations and formulas, are applied to the building of a rocket, which the 14 or 15yearold student can then test.
—Marco Santana, orlandosentinel.com, 19 Aug. 2019
Lemon plus garlic is not a linear equation; the presence of lemon transforms the fundamental tastes and smells that garlic has to offer.
—Ali Bouzari, SFChronicle.com, 12 July 2019
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Word History
First Known Use
1816, in the meaning defined above
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“Linear equation.” MerriamWebster.com Dictionary, MerriamWebster, https://www.merriamwebster.com/dictionary/linear%20equation. Accessed 8 Aug. 2024.
Kids Definition
linear equation
noun
: an equation in which each term is either a constant or contains only one variable, in which each variable has an exponent of 1, and which always has a straight line as a graph
y = mx + b is the general form of a linear equation where m and b are any real numbers
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