## Learning Object Details

### y=mx+b defines a linear function

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8.F.3

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This activity explains why an equation in the form of y = mx+b defines a linear funtion.

The activity...

- provides equations in the form of y = mx+b and then shows their related graphs to confirm they are linear funtions. Emphasis is placed on the exponent value of 1 being associated with the x value, thus defining a linear funtion.
- provides equations in the form of y = mx+b without a graph and uses the idea that the exponet value associated with the x value is 1, therefore the equation does define a linear funtion.
- provides examples of equations that are not linear funtions. Emphasis is placed on the exponent values associated with x are not equal to one, therefore not defining a linear function.

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