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Book edition Middle English Edition
Author(s) Carter
Pages 804 pages
ISBN 9780079039903 # State whether each equation or function is linear. Write yes or no. If no, explain your reasoning.$h\left(x\right)=2{x}^{3}-4{x}^{2}+5$

No, the function $h\left(x\right)=2{x}^{3}-4{x}^{2}+5$ is not a linear function.

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## Step 1 – Definition of a linear equation and linear function.

In a linear equation the exponent of each variable is 1 and the variables may not be multiplied together. The graph of a linear equation is always a line.

In a linear function, each input value has a unique output value. In other words, for each point in domain, there is a unique value in the range of function. It can be written as $f\left(x\right)=mx+b$, where m and b are real numbers.

## Step 2 – Given information.

The given function is:

$h\left(x\right)=2{x}^{3}-4{x}^{2}+5$

## Step 3 – Check whether the equation is linear or not.

In the given function the highest exponent of x is 3.

The function $h\left(x\right)=2{x}^{3}-4{x}^{2}+5$ is not a linear function because x has an exponent other than 1.

Thus, the required answer is “No” because the function $h\left(x\right)=2{x}^{3}-4{x}^{2}+5$ is not a linear function. ### Want to see more solutions like these? 