Is #x/2 - y = 7# a linear equation?

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Jul 18, 2015

Answer:

Yes, this is a linear equation.

Explanation:

A linear equation is an equation for a straight line and can be written in the form of #y = mx + b#, where #m# and #b# are constants that determine the slope of the line and the intercept, respectively.

The equation #x/2 - y = 7# can be rewritten as #y = x/2 -7# and thus fits this pattern. The slope of this straight line is #1/2# and the constant term (y-intercept) is #-7#.

graph{x/2 - y = 7 [-45, 45, -22.5, 22.5]}