# 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, we would get a line as a result.

## Answer: In the given equation y = bx + a, 'b' is the 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