simple equation


Definition of simple equation

: a linear equation

Examples of simple equation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like a simple equation in math, this insight is elegantly obvious and deliciously deep. Adriana Gattermayr, Forbes, 14 June 2021 The last century of electrification has boiled down to a simple equation: When demand rises, build more power plants. Michael J. Coren, Quartz, 1 Apr. 2021 In the dog world, trainers often refer to a breed’s biddability, which involves a simple equation in consideration of the amateur handler. Tony J. Peterson, Outdoor Life, 24 Sep. 2020 Using public data and a simple equation, researchers came up with a method of calculating the percentage of children in a local community infected with the coronavirus who do not show any symptoms. Aidin Vaziri,, 25 Aug. 2020 The cost of war is never something that can be fully understood by the simple equation of who won and who lost. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 June 2020 From 1998 to 2010, the time spent on nonacademic subjects in kindergarten, including free play, decreased in favor of more time on academic subjects, such as conventional spelling and writing simple equations, a 2016 study found. NBC News, 8 Feb. 2020 That may be cause for reassurance (though not everyone agrees), because the total number of cases is the denominator in the simple equation that yields a fatality rate: deaths divided by cases. Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, 3 Mar. 2020 But the issue for us is a very simple equation — when the expenses continue to rise and the enrollment continues to drop, that deficit has to come from somewhere. Taylor Hartz,, 12 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of simple equation

1727, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jun 2021

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“Simple equation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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