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What is an non linear equation? Can you please show me an example.? This is all confusing to me.

  • Algebra - ,

    A linear equation is any equation whose graph is represented by a straight line.
    e.g.
    y = 3x - 5
    or
    4x + 5y = 67

    the variables of both x and y must be of the first degree, that is, they cannot be squares, or cubes, or square roots, etc.

    Anything else is a non-linear equation, which means that their graphs are curves of some type
    e.g.
    x^2 + y^2 = 100 --- a circle
    4x^2 - 3y^2 = 12 --- a hyperbola

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