# What is the general equation of a line? ### Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

6th Edition
Stewart + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780840068071 ### Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

6th Edition
Stewart + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780840068071

#### Solutions

Chapter 1, Problem 31RCC
To determine

## What is the general equation of a line?

Expert Solution

y=mx+b

### Explanation of Solution

Given information:

What is the general equation of a line?

Calculation:

The equation of line has constant terms and constant multiples of the variables. Any polynomial with degree zero or one will represent a line.

the general equation of a line is,

y=mx+b , where m is the slope , b is y -intercept and x is the variable.

Hence, the general equation of a line is y=mx+b

### Have a homework question?

Subscribe to bartleby learn! Ask subject matter experts 30 homework questions each month. Plus, you’ll have access to millions of step-by-step textbook answers!