simple equation

noun

Definition of simple equation

: a linear equation

Examples of simple equation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rather than attempting to simulate as much physics and detail as possible in a model, the team used a simple equation to calculate what portion of the ice is vulnerable in the current climate. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, 30 Aug. 2022 By looking at star averages, things become apparent with a simple equation: The lower the star average, the lower the rate of conversion. Paul Kirwin, Forbes, 18 July 2022 The simple equation had just three elements but an infinite number of possible solutions. New York Times, 31 Jan. 2022 The simple equation of calories in and out, the default presumption, didn’t actually seem to measure up. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, 1 Nov. 2021 There is no simple equation here, as each business sector has unique variables. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 7 Oct. 2021 The simple equation undergirding the operation is: more time equals more ads equals more revenue. Sue Halpern, The New Yorker, 7 Oct. 2021 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 See More

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First Known Use of simple equation

1727, in the meaning defined above

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10 Sep 2022

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“Simple equation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/simple%20equation. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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