# Select the term that describes the linear portion in this quadratic equation 7x^{2} - 12x + 16 = 0

-12x, 7x^{2}, 16, None of the above

**Solution:**

Given: Equation is 7x^{2} - 12x + 16 = 0

A linear term is a term with a degree of 1, or simply x.

Here, in the given equation 7x^{2} is a quadratic term because the x has a degree of 2,

and the 16 is just a constant.

-12x is the linear term because its degree is 1 (x^{1} or simply x).

Hence, the term -12x describes the linear portion in this quadratic equation 7x^{2} - 12x + 16 = 0

## Select the term that describes the linear portion in this quadratic equation 7x^{2} - 12x + 16 = 0

**Summary:**

The term -12x describes the linear portion in this quadratic equation 7x^{2} - 12x + 16 = 0.

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