Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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Chapter 7 - Section 7.4 - Systems of Nonlinear Equations in Two Variables - Concept and Vocabulary Check - Page 850: 1


The required solution is non-linear.

Work Step by Step

Algebraically, a linear function is a polynomial with the highest exponent equal to $1$ or of the form $y=c$, where $c$ is a constant. A nonlinear function is all other functions. An example of a nonlinear function is $y={{x}^{2}}$. It is a nonlinear function because, although it is a polynomial, its highest exponent is $2$ and not $1$. Hence, the system is called nonlinear.
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