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This online calculator is currently under heavy development. It may or it may NOT work correctly.

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# Some facts

- The
**linear function**is a function that can be presented in the following form:

$y= a~ x+ b$where:

**$y$**- function value (the function value at single point x, often marked as f(x)),**$x$**- function argument (called also independent value),**$a$**,**$b$**- linear function coefficients (slope and free parameter).

- The graph of the linear function is
**a straight line**. **Slope**of a linear function defines the degree of slope of the line to the OX axis ("horizontal"). Depending on the slope value, we can distinguish three cases:

- when the slope is zero (a = 0) - the function is reduced to the
**constant function**, its plot is a**line parallel to the OX axis**,

- when the slope is positive (a > 0) - the function is
**increasing**, it's plot is a line going towards the**upper right corner**of the graph,

- when the slope is negative (a < 0) - the function is
**decreasing**, its plot is a line going towards the**lower right corner**of the graph.

- when the slope is zero (a = 0) - the function is reduced to the
- A linear function can have
**one**,**infinitely many**or**no zeros**(roots). This depends on the parameter values **a**and**b**as follow:

- when the slope
**a**is different from zero (a ≠ 0) - the function has**exactly one root**(zero point), the plot of the function**crosses the OX axis one time**in the point:

$x=\frac{- b}{ a}$ - when the slope
**a**is zero, but the free parameter**b**is not (a = 0 and b ≠ 0) - function**has no roots**(zero points), it's plot**does not cross the OX axis**, the function is reduced to the form:

$y = b$ - if both the slope
**a**and the free parameter**b**are zero (a = 0 and b = 0) - the function has**infinite number of roots**(zero points), it's plot**coincides with the axis OX**:

$y = 0$

- when the slope
- The linear function is a
**special case of the polynomial function**with the order of 0 (when a = 0) or 1.

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