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Question Video: Writing Linear Equations in Standard Form Mathematics

Write the linear equation 𝑦 = (1/3)𝑥 + 7 in standard form.

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Write the linear equation 𝑦 equals one-third 𝑥 plus seven in standard form.

A linear equation 𝑎𝑥 plus 𝑏𝑦 equals 𝑐, where 𝑎, 𝑏, and 𝑐 are integers, is said to be in standard form. In this example, we need to rearrange the equation 𝑦 equals one-third 𝑥 plus seven so it is in the form 𝑎𝑥 plus 𝑏𝑦 equals 𝑐.

Multiplying each of our terms by three gives us three 𝑦 equals 𝑥 plus 21 as 𝑦 multiplied by three is three 𝑦, one-third 𝑥 multiplied by three is equal to 𝑥, and seven multiplied by three is equal to 21. Subtracting 𝑥 from both sides of this equation gives us negative 𝑥 plus three 𝑦 is equal to 21.

Our equation is now in standard form, where the values of 𝑎, 𝑏, and 𝑐 are negative one, three, and 21, respectively.

The linear equation 𝑦 equals one-third 𝑥 plus seven in standard form is written negative 𝑥 plus three 𝑦 equals 21.

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