# What is the difference between a linear vs. non-linear equations?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 7, 2015

The linear equation can only have variables and numbers and the variables must only be raised to the first power. The variables must not be multipliedor divided. There must not be any other functions.

#### Explanation:

Examples:

These equations are linear:

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These are **not** linear:

1) x^2+3y=5 (

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