What is a Linear Equation?


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Which of the following represents a linear equation that begins at 5 and increases by 8 at each step?

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1. If the equation y = 50x + 25 represents the amount of (y) money it costs to rent a car for (x) days, how long could you rent a car for if you had 775 dollars?

2. For which of these line equations is the WRONG slope given?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Knowledge of linear equations is helpful in algebra, and this quiz/worksheet will help you assess your knowledge of them and let you put your skills to the test with practice problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on problems involving:

  • Graphs that represent linear equations
  • Patterns of numbers that represent linear equations
  • Linear equations in word problems
  • Rules that represent linear equations

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving linear equations
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the representation of linear equations
  • Making connections - use understanding of linear equations in both written and visual form

Additional Learning

To learn more about the representation of linear equations, review the accompanying lesson, What is a Linear Equation? This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Mathematically define linear equation
  • Define slope
  • Understand slope-intercept form
  • Know what constitutes a slope triangle
  • Understand how linear equations are represented graphically