# Academic Standard

Interpret the equation

*y = mx + b*as defining a linear function, whose graph is a straight line; give examples of functions that are not linear.*For example, the function A = s*.^{2}giving the area of a square as a function of its side length is not linear because its graph contains the points (1,1), (2,4) and (3,9), which are not on a straight lineInitiative:

Common Core State Standards

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Mathematics

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CCSS.Math.Content.8.F.A.3

Grade range:

8

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