# Answer to Question #5393 in Abstract Algebra for maria pretty girl

Question #5393

define linear and quadratic function

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__- a mathematical equation in which no independent variable is raised to a power greater than one and some variables are necessarily in the first exponent. A simple linear function with only one independent variable(__

**linear function**__) traces a straight line when plotted on a graph. Also called linear equation.__

**y = a + bx****- a mathematical equation in which no independent variable is raised to a power greater than two and some variables are necessarily in the second exponent. A simple quadratic**

__quadratic function__function with only one independent variable(

__) traces a parabola when plotted on a graph. Also called quadratic equation.__

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Assignment Expert01.12.11, 16:06You are welcome

pretty maria30.11.11, 10:41thank u sir.

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