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Homework Help: I need help?

  1. Nov 11, 2007 #1

    i have an equation that is y=1/4x

    and i cant figure out if the equation is linear or not

    because i left my graphing calculator at school
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  3. Nov 11, 2007 #2


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    So do it the old-fashioned way. Make a table of values and plot them. Or of course there is always Excel or something like that.
  4. Nov 11, 2007 #3


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    Is this equation y = (1/4) ยท x ["one quarter times x"] or y = 1/(4x) ["one divided by four times x"]? What makes an equation linear? (The definition will tell you the answer without having to make a graph.) Do you recall the equation for a straight line on a graph?
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