What Is a Linear Equation (in Slope-Intercept Form)?

What Is a Linear Equation (in Slope-Intercept Form)?

A linear equation is an equation that represents a line.

A linear equation can be written in the form:

y equals m x plus c

On a graph, a linear equation looks like a line:

line on a graph

A Real Example of a Linear Equation in Slope-Intercept Form

An example of a linear equation in slope-intercept form is given below:

y equals 2 x plus 1

If we compare this equation to y = mx + c, we can find the slope and y-intercept.

Other Forms of Linear Equations

There are other forms of linear equation.

See Also

What is a linear equation? What is the slope? What is the y-intercept? Finding the slope from a linear equation Finding the y-intercept from a linear equation