How to Recognize Linear Functions vs Non-Linear Functions


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Which of the following is a linear function?

A. y = 5x

B. y = 3 - x

C. y = 4 + 0.5x

2. Describe the slope of a nonlinear function.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Allow this quiz and worksheet to challenge your awareness of topics like linear function graphing and qualities of linear and nonlinear functions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these tools, prepare to be asked about:

  • Traits of a linear function
  • How to identify linear functions
  • The slope of a nonlinear function
  • Forms in which nonlinear functions can be written

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about linear and nonlinear functions
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the identification of linear functions
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of graphing functions

Additional Learning

What else can you learn in regard to linear and nonlinear functions? Find out by watching the video lesson, How to Recognize Linear Functions vs Non-Linear Functions. This lesson covers related concepts like:

  • The graphing of functions
  • What makes functions linear
  • Contrasts among linear and nonlinear functions