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October 23, 2014

Posted by **indu** on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 9:18am.

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**bobpursley**, Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 9:51amThat is an idiotic term invented by math teachers.

Here are examples...

y=3x is a linear equation, proportional.

y=3x-2 is a linear equation, non-proportional.

any linear equation is of the form

y=mx+b

When b is zero, it is a proportional linear equation.

When b is nonzero, it is a "non-proportional" linear equation according to that thinking.

Shakespear wrote Much Ado about nothing, as I recall, but is being reformed here.

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**Reiny**, Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 11:49amLoved your response!

I always followed one of the sayings of Albert Einstein, who, loosely stated, said

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but ...

not too simple."

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