Ch 13: Michigan Merit Exam - Math: Lines & Linear Functions

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you can learn all about lines and linear functions for the math Michigan Merit Exam. You may have forgotten about the steps involved in graphing a linear function or dealing with like terms. You can view interesting and short video lessons and take quizzes to help you remember.

Michigan Merit Exam - Math: Lines & Linear Functions - Chapter Summary

Simplify your studying sessions by watching brief and interesting quizzes in this chapter about things like equations that involve solutions and the definition of an equation. Assess your own knowledge by taking one of our quizzes. The fusion of this chapter's lessons and quizzes will help you master the following items for your exam:

  • Linear equations and graphing
  • Slope and intercepts of a line
  • Undefined slope
  • Equation of a line
  • Definition of one-step equations
  • Additional principle, multiplication principle, and equations
  • Gathering of like terms
  • Infinite solutions and no solutions
  • Equations that involve several steps

Not only can you view the lessons, but you can also read them. We have video transcripts available that contain emphasized keywords. If you answer any of your quiz questions incorrectly, you can view the parts of the videos that pertain to the answers.

Michigan Merit Exam - Math: Lines & Linear Functions Objectives

Similar material to that found in this chapter can be found on the Algebra and Functions section of the Michigan Merit Exam. The exam may also contain questions that ask you to create linear equations and to give equations of different types of lines. In all, the math exam is made up of four sections and includes a total of 25 multiple-choice questions.

11 Lessons in Chapter 13: Michigan Merit Exam - Math: Lines & Linear Functions
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Linear Equations: Intercepts, Standard Form and Graphing

1. Linear Equations: Intercepts, Standard Form and Graphing

Do you know what to do if an equation doesn't look like y=mx+b?! If not, then this video is for you. Chances are the equation is in standard form, so we'll learn how to use standard form equations, how to graph them and why they can be helpful.

How to Find and Apply The Slope of a Line

2. How to Find and Apply The Slope of a Line

In this lesson, we'll discover all about the slopes of lines. We'll learn about different types of slopes and how to find the slopes of lines. We'll use two methods: the slope formula and the slope-intercept form.

How to Find and Apply the Intercepts of a Line

3. How to Find and Apply the Intercepts of a Line

How can you take an equation of a line and find out where it will cross the x- or y-axis? In this lesson, we'll define x-intercepts and y-intercepts and learn how to find them.

Graphing Undefined Slope, Zero Slope and More

4. Graphing Undefined Slope, Zero Slope and More

There are two special cases when it comes to slopes on the xy plane: horizontal and vertical lines. Without any more information, these examples can be pretty confusing. But with a little instruction, they end up being some of the easiest lines to graph!

Equation of a Line Using Point-Slope Formula

5. Equation of a Line Using Point-Slope Formula

It's time for a road trip to Las Vegas, and after four hours of driving at 60 mph ... Are we there yet? Learn the point-slope form of the equation of a line to help answer this age-old question.

Defining, Translating, & Solving One-Step Equations

6. Defining, Translating, & Solving One-Step Equations

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can write a simple math equation when you are given a word problem. Learn how to translate words into math symbols. Learn the shortcuts to remember.

Solving Equations Using the Addition Principle

7. Solving Equations Using the Addition Principle

In algebra, we have certain principles that we use to help us solve equations quickly and easily. The addition principle is one of them. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can apply it to solve your equations.

Solving Equations Using the Multiplication Principle

8. Solving Equations Using the Multiplication Principle

When it comes to solving equations in algebra, one of the essential skills you need is the ability to multiply. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can use the multiplication principle to isolate your variable.

Collecting Like Terms On One Side of an Equation

9. Collecting Like Terms On One Side of an Equation

When you are using algebra to solve your problems, one of your biggest and most often used methods is that of collecting like terms. Watch this video lesson to see how it is done.

Solving Equations with Infinite Solutions or No Solutions

10. Solving Equations with Infinite Solutions or No Solutions

In algebra, there are two scenarios that give us interesting results. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can distinguish problems that have no answers and problems that have an infinite number of answers.

How to Solve Equations with Multiple Steps

11. How to Solve Equations with Multiple Steps

In algebra, when you want to solve an equation for a particular variable, you will need to perform multiple steps that include adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. Watch this video lesson to learn the order you need to do these steps.

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