Ch 1: Overview of Linear Equations: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Overview of Linear Equations chapter of this College Algebra Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about linear equations. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the operations involving linear equations required in a typical college algebra course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other college algebra work.
  • Identify the linear equations concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our College Algebra Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn linear equations and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding different types of numbers, writing linear equations, graphing linear equations or any other linear equations topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their math learning
  • Prefer learning math visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their linear equations unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in college algebra
  • Don't have access to their math teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning linear equations simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live algebra tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn linear equations on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives

  • Learn about the different types of numbers.
  • Discover the different parts of a graph.
  • Find out about intercepts, standard form and graphing of linear equations.
  • Review abstract algebraic problems.
  • Find out how to graph undefined slope, zero slope and more.
  • Learn how to write a linear equation.
  • Examine how to use and graph systems of equations.

9 Lessons in Chapter 1: Overview of Linear Equations: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What are the Different Types of Numbers?

1. What are the Different Types of Numbers?

Learn all of the different types of numbers: natural numbers, whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, irrational numbers, and real numbers. This video lesson teaches you how to classify any numbers you come across.

What Are the Different Parts of a Graph?

2. What Are the Different Parts of a Graph?

Being able to read a graph isn't just vital for an algebra class. Graphs and charts are used everywhere! We'll take a crash course on the basic x/y plane used in algebra and the fundamental vocab you need.

What is a Linear Equation?

3. What is a Linear Equation?

Most cars won't be able to run for more than 250,000 miles, so how much longer will your car live? Linear Equations are the most basic kind of algebraic function and can help you answer questions exactly like this. Learn about what they look like, how they come up in your life and why they are powerful tools.

Linear Equations: Intercepts, Standard Form and Graphing

4. 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.

Abstract Algebraic Examples and Going from a Graph to a Rule

5. Abstract Algebraic Examples and Going from a Graph to a Rule

Just because you now know what a linear equation is doesn't mean that you are a master! This video will help you learn how to apply your knowledge of linear equations in more abstract algebraic ways.

Graphing Undefined Slope, Zero Slope and More

6. 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!

How to Write a Linear Equation

7. How to Write a Linear Equation

Simply knowing how to take a linear equation and graph it is only half of the battle. You should also be able to come up with the equation if you're given the right information.

What is a System of Equations?

8. What is a System of Equations?

So what happens if we want to compare more than one equation? Welcome to a 'system' of equations! Learn what one is, how to solve them and when they come up in real life.

How Do I Use a System of Equations?

9. How Do I Use a System of Equations?

There are a few classic algebra word problems, such as the one about two trains traveling at different speeds. In this lesson, you'll learn how to take a word problem and convert it into the system of equations that will allow you to find the answer using either substitution or elimination.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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