Input interpretation
linear equation
Definition
A linear equation is an algebraic equation of the form
y = mx + b
involving only a constant and a first-order (linear) term, where m is the slope and b is the y-intercept. The above form is aptly known as slope-intercept form; alternatively, linear equations can be written in a number of other forms including standard form, intercept form, etc.
Related topics
intercept form | line | linear system of equations | point-slope form | polynomial | quadratic equation | recursive sequence | slope-intercept form | standard form | two-point form
Subject classifications
algebraic equations | linear systems of equations