How to Create Linear Equations

By Jane McDonaugh
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A linear equation is almost like any other equation, with two expressions set equal to each other. Linear equations have one or two variables. When substituting values for the variables in a true linear equation and graphing the coordinates, all correct points lie on the same line. For a simple slope-intercept linear equation, one must determine the slope and the y-intercept first. Use a line already drawn on a graph and its demonstrated points before creating a linear equation.

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Jane McDonaugh has been a professional writer and editor since 2010, with expertise in literature, television, film and humor. She is a freelance reader for Author Solutions Film and has held many other positions in television and film production. McDonaugh holds a Bachelor of Arts in television production and English from Emerson College.