linear relationship

  

Definition

A relationship of direct proportionality that, when plotted on a graph, traces a straight line. In linear relationships, any given change in an independent variable will always produce a corresponding change in the dependent variable. For example, a linear relationship between production hours and output in a factory means that a 10 percent increase or decrease in hours will result in a 10 percent increase or decrease in the output.

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  • I am paid an hourly wage without overtime benefits, so the amount of hours I work and the amount of money I am paid has a linear relationship.

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  • In the math test, there was a question regarding the linear relationship on the graph and it confused me a lot.

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  • If you know the linear relationship between two products then you can find the best way to market them together.

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