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.
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