The definition of a linear equation is an algebraic equation in which each term has an exponent of one and the graphing of the equation results in a straight line.
An example of linear equation is y=mx + b.
an algebraic equation whose variable quantity or quantities are in the first power only and whose graph is a straight line (Ex.: 2x + 3y ? 5 = 0)
An algebraic equation, such as y = 2 x + 7 or 3 x + 2 y − z = 4, in which the highest degree term in the variable or variables is of the first degree. The graph of such an equation is a straight line if there are two variables.
An algebraic equation, such as y = 4x + 3, in which the variables are of the first degree (that is, raised only to the first power). The graph of such an equation is a straight line.
(plural linear equations)
- (mathematics) A polynomial equation of the first degree (such as x = 2y - 7)