In the General Linear Equation, Y = Bx + a, What Is the Value of B Called?


Question: In the general linear equation, y = bx + a, what is the value of b called?

y = bx + a is called a linear equation, because if we try to plot the graph of the given equation with variables x and y on a graph with axes as X and Y, we would get a line as your result. 

Answer: 'b' in y = bx + a is the coefficient of x = slope of the straight line

Let us understand the terms of y = bx + a in detail.

Explanation:

An equation of degree 1 is called a linear equation and its geometrical representation is a straight line.

In y = bx + a, 'b' is the coefficient of x

The coefficient of x in the linear equation represents the slope of the straight line of the linear equation.

'b' is the coefficient of x = slope of the straight line

Thus, 'b' is the coefficient of x represents the slope of the straight line.