Linear equations may be solved by isolating the variable or variables. Solving linear equations involves undoing whatever operations have been done to the variable and putting the variable alone on one side of the equal ... More » Math Algebra

To write the equation of a line, find the slope and the y-intercept, and incorporate them into slope-intercept form. If you do not know the slope and the intercept, you can also use point-slope form, as long as you have ... More » Math Algebra

Linear equations are used to solve problems involving distance, speed and time, especially in transportation and travel. They are also used to solve problems of weight, mass and density. More » Math Algebra
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