Better Students Ask More Questions.
Define linear equation and function?Are they the same? Why or why not?
3 Answers | add yours
High School Teacher
A linear equation is an equation with one or more variables but the degree of the highest of the terms of the equation is one.
Example : 5x+3y = 10 , x+3y+z = 15 , 5x +8= 3x-7 etc.
A function is a relation between two sets in such a way that every element of one set is reated to a unique element of the second set. A linear function definitely is linear equation or viceversa. But the purpose and perspectives of the equation and function is slighly different. We use function and graph from the purpose of analysis of relation. In equation we want particular solution of the variables.
Posted by neela on May 10, 2010 at 3:50 AM (Answer #1)
Linear equation : An equation of the form y = ax + b
it is an algebraic equation in which each term is either a constant or the product of a constant and (the first power of) a single variable.An equation whereby letters represent real numbers and whose graph is a line
Any function whose graph is a straight line. A function with no exponents other than one and with no products of the variables (eg, y=x+4, y= -4, and 3x-4y = 1/2 are linear functions)
Posted by dpungartnik on May 10, 2010 at 1:50 AM (Answer #2)
Middle School Teacher
A linear equation is an algebraic equation in which each term is either a constant or the product of a constant and the first power of a single variable. y=mx+b
Linear functions are functions that have x as the input variable, and x is raised only to the 1st power
Posted by jscorpio43 on May 12, 2010 at 11:03 AM (Answer #3)
Join to answer this question
Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.