Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Divide each term by and simplify.

Divide each term in by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

A linear equation is an equation of a straight line, which means that the degree of a linear equation must be or for each of its variables. In this case, the degree of variable is , the degrees of the variables in the equation violate the linear equation definition, which means that the equation is not a linear equation.

Not Linear

Determine if Linear 2x+9xy=10y