# Is y = 3x - 10 a linear equation?

Jun 18, 2016

Yes

#### Explanation:

A linear equation would be represented in the formula of $y = m x + b$.

The equation $y = 3 x - 10$ also follows the same format. The $m$ value is 3 and the $b$ value is -10.

Remember: Linear equations have a constant slope and when graphed has a line that does no straight and without any curves.

Here is the graph of the line $y = 3 x - 10$:
graph{y = 3x - 10 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}