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I need help on linear equations

  1. Nov 11, 2007 #1
    for a linear equation to be linear it must?
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  3. Nov 11, 2007 #2


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    ....be a straight line...if that is what you are talking about....
    Is there any general equation that describes a straight line?
  4. Nov 11, 2007 #3
    ok thanks

    do you know what a table must be for it to be linear also?
  5. Nov 11, 2007 #4
    Linear tables

    what does a table have to be for it to be linear?
  6. Nov 11, 2007 #5
    a rectangle?
  7. Nov 11, 2007 #6
    no a table as in math
  8. Nov 12, 2007 #7


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    Be very careful about that- an "equation" may 'describe' a straight line but and an equation cannot 'be' a straight line!

    ineedhelp23, if you are expected to answer questions like this, then somewhere in your text is a definition of "linear equation". Look it up! There are, in fact, several different ways of defining "linear equation". You will want to use the one in your text!
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