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In the slope-intercept formula, y = mx + b, why is 'b' used to represent the ... the "b
" stands for, it has something to do with the French language.

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The y-intercept is the value of y where an equation crosses the y-axis and x = 0.
In the equation y = mx + b, if one substitutes 0 for x, the equation becomes y =...

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Y = mx + b is the equation for a straight line. "B" is the point value of where the
line intercepts the y axis, called the y intercept. "M" is the value of the slope of the
...

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y = mx + b. where m = slope and b = y-intercept. But we don't bother to tell them
why we're using such ... It seems like we could do this in a more logical fashion.

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In the equation of a straight line (when the equation is written as "y = mx + b"), the
slope is the number "m" that is multiplied on the x, and "b" is the y-intercept, ...

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in my Algebra class we are doing slope intercepts, and i was ... the letters m and
b have no meaning on their own, they're just parameters.

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where a is the x-coordinate of the x-intercept and b is the y-coordinate of the y-
intercept. ... has often been used to mean "the parameter which determines...").

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In a more general straight line equation, x and y are coordinates, m is the slope,
and b is the [y-intercept]. Because this equation describes a line in terms of its ...

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B stands for y-intercept because due to the fact that in math terms... a, b, and c
are usually used for constants while x, y, and z are variables, and.

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George Salmon (1819-1904), an Irish mathematician, used y = mx + b in his _A
Treatise on Conic Sections_, ... In Austria k is used for the slope, and d for the y-
intercept. ... John Conway has suggested m could stand for "modulus of slope.