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### Algebra 2

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. $y=\sqrt{2x-5}$

No, the equation $y=\sqrt{2x-5}$ is not a linear equation.

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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 equation is:

$y=\sqrt{2x-5}$

Taking square on both sides.

$\begin{array}{l}{y}^{2}={\left(\sqrt{2x-5}\right)}^{2}\\ {y}^{2}=2x-5\end{array}$

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

In the equation ${y}^{2}=2x-5$ the exponent of x is 1 and the exponent of y is 2.

The equation ${y}^{2}=2x-5$ is not a linear equation because y has an exponent other than 1.

The equation ${y}^{2}=2x-5$ is equivalent to $y=\sqrt{2x-5}$. So, the equation $y=\sqrt{2x-5}$ is not linear.

Thus, the required answer is “No” because the equation $y=\sqrt{2x-5}$ is not a linear equation.