simple equation

noun

: a linear equation

Examples of simple equation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The latter refers to numbers that cannot be expressed as the solution to a simple equation. Manon Bischoff, Scientific American, 24 Jan. 2024 In the mid-1990s mathematician Andrew Wiles was able to prove that if n > 2, this simple equation has no integer solutions for a, b or c. Manon Bischoff, Scientific American, 28 July 2023 Thanks to a remarkable leap in the capabilities of the underlying algorithms, the mind-bending abilities of ChatGPT can be traced back to a simple equation: more compute x more data = more clever. WIRED, 14 Sep. 2023 The astounding thing is that this variety can be captured by a deceptively simple equation. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 18 Jan. 2010 Comparing and converting those units, happily, is a simple equation everybody agrees to. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 1 Apr. 2023 But internal growth is mostly unquantifiable with simple equations. Cassidy Randall, Longreads, 16 Feb. 2023 The good news is that this is a simple equation. Popular Science, 4 Sep. 2020 The dedicated financial planning this retiree invested in throughout their working days defines retiring in wealth, health, and happiness—a simple equation when living the plan every day of life under the guidance of a trusted advisor. Andrew Rosen, Forbes, 16 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1727, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of simple equation was in 1727

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“Simple equation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/simple%20equation. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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