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Why is a first degree polynomial in two variables ax + by + c = 0, called a linear equation?


A

It has infinitely many solutions

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B

The geometrical representation is a straight line

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C

It has two variables

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D

None of the above

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Solution

The correct option is B

The geometrical representation is a straight line


The degree (the highest power on any variable) of the given equation is 1. Hence, its geometrical representation is a straight line.


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