Constant change is the defining characteristic of linear growth. Plotting coordinate pairs associated with constant change will result in a straight line, the shape of linear growth. In this section, we will formalize a way to describe linear growth using mathematical terms and concepts. By the end of this section, you will be able to write both a recursive and explicit equations for linear growth given starting conditions, or a constant of change. You will also be able to recognize the difference between linear and geometric growth given a graph or an equation.