# How do you write x-5=0 in standard form?

Jul 15, 2015

$x = 5$ is (generally) considered the "standard form" for this equation.

#### Explanation:

In general the standard form for a linear equation is
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}}$$A x + B y = C$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}}$$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}}$with $A , B , C \epsilon \mathbb{Z} \mathmr{and} A \ge 0$

In this case $A = 1$, $B = 0$, and $C = 5$
So we could claim that the standard form was;
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}}$$1 \cdot x + 0 \cdot y = 5$
but this seems a bit pedantic.

$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}}$On the other hand:
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}}$$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}}$using the word "pedantic" is probably pedantic.