# Is -x+4y=-16 a linear equation?

Jun 28, 2017

An equation which has an $x$-term, a $y$-term and a number term (a constant) is a linear equation.

#### Explanation:

Any equation which has an $x$-term, a $y$-term and a number term (a constant) is a linear equation.

It can be written in the general form

$a x + b y + c = 0$

$x , y \mathmr{and} c$ can be equal to $0$

Jun 28, 2017

See below

#### Explanation:

You can even graph the equation to see it visually:

graph{-x+4y=-16 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}