Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 1 - Section 1.4 - Solving Linear Equations - Concept and Vocabulary Check - Page 49: 1



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An equation of the form $ax+b=0, a \ne 0$ is called a linear equation in one variable. Because x is only raised to the first power, the slope (or rate of change of the function) is constant, which, in this case, means that it is linear.
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