Best Answer

Quite simply, the latter is a group of the former.

A system of linear equations is several linear equations taken together, each using the same group of unknowns. Usually, such a system provides one linear equation for each unknown (x, y, z, et al) that must be found (more complex systems can exist, though). You can use and manipulate these linear equations as you would a single linear equation to help solve for the unknowns. One way is to reduce all but one of the unknowns so that each can be expressed in terms of the remaining unknown and then solve for the remaining unknown which would in turn give you the others.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2010-01-29 14:34:06
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides


20 cards

A polynomial of degree zero is a constant term

The grouping method of factoring can still be used when only some of the terms share a common factor A True B False

The sum or difference of p and q is the of the x-term in the trinomial

A number a power of a variable or a product of the two is a monomial while a polynomial is the of monomials

See all cards
1793 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Whats the difference between a linear equation and a system of linear equations?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What is the difference between a linear quadratic and a quadratic quadratic?

There is no quadratic equation that is 'linear'. There are linear equations and quadratic equations. Linear equations are equations in which the degree of the variable is 1, and quadratic equations are those equations in which the degree of the variable is 2.

What is the difference between a linear and non linear equation?

A linear equation is one degree equation. It will be in one , two and three variables. Nonlinear equations have degree other than one.

What is the difference between linear and quadratic equations?

A linear equation has the form of mx + b, while a quadratic equation's form is ax2+bx+c. Also, a linear equation's graph forms a line, while a quadratic equation's graph forms a parabola.

What are the importance of linear equation?

They are the simplest form of relationship between two variables. Non-linear equations are often converted - by transforming variables - to linear equations.

Are all linear equations functions Is there an instance when a linear equation is not a function?

Linear equations are always functions.

Why Do you Study linear equations?

we study linear equation in other to know more about quadratic equation

What is inconsistent system of linear equation?

It is a system of linear equations which does not have a solution.

What are linear and nonlinear regression?

A linear equation is an equation that in math. It is a line. Liner equations have no X2. An example of a linear equation is x-2 A linear equation also equals y=mx+b. It has a slope and a y-intercept. A non-linear equation is also an equation in math. It can have and x2 and it is not a line. An example is y=x2+3x+4 Non linear equations can be quadratics, absolute value or expodentail equations.

Why is linear equations called linear equations?

Because its linear and the equation is a problem to solve

What is the difference between a linear equation and an quadratic equation?

A linear equation, when graphed, is always a line. A quadratic is a curve. Also, linear equations are of the form y=mx+b where m and b are arbitrary constants and quadratics are y=(x^2) +mx +b where m and b are arbitrary constants.

Is the equation 3x-4 equals 12 linear or non linear?

It is a linear equation. The highest power of x in the equation is 1 (3x1-4=12) so its "degree" is 1, and equations of "degree 1" are called linear equations.

Is there a difference between linear equations and functions?

A linear equation IS a function. A function can look like X2+X+C, or X3+0, or X+Y+C, or many other ways. The function X+Y+C is a function in two variables, and can be a linear equation.

People also asked