# Thread: Convert non linear to linear form.

1. ## Convert non linear to linear form.

Help!

I need to reduce these non linear equations to linear form so that they meet the form Y=mX+c

1) y=ln(ax+bx )

2)y=a/(bx +c)

3) y=1/(x-a)(x-b)

2. ## Re: Convert non linear to linear form.

In general non-linear equations cannot be reduced or transformed into linear form. That's why they are called non-linear.

We can do two things

a) linearize these equations about some point

b) find a function of $y$ that is linear in $x$

(b) is what I suspect you want. Do you know?

3. ## Re: Convert non linear to linear form.

the question says.....
In an experiment sets of values of the related variables (x,y) are obtained. Show how you woiuld determine whether x & y are related by a law of the form where a, b are unknown constants
1) y= ln(ax^2 + bx)
2) y= a/(bx+c)
c) y= 1/(x-a)(x-b)