Definition - What does Linear Function mean?
This type of function is popular in economics because of its simplicity and ease in handling.
Techopedia explains Linear Function
- "y" is the dependent variable; usually the one we are solving for so it is located to the left of the equal sign
- "x" is the independent which we manipulate to get different result of y
- "m" is the coefficient of the independent variable which determines the rate of change of "y"·
- "b" is the constant term or the y intercept
In a linear equation, if you increment the independent variable and plot the points on a graph, you get a straight line.
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