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In analytic geometry, using the common convention that the horizontal axis
represents a ... one may speak of the I-intercept of the current-voltage
characteristic of, say, a diode. (In electrical en...

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In the slope-intercept formula, y = mx + b, why is 'b' used to represent the y-
intercept?

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The Y-intercept is b because the X-intercept is a, as in the highly-useful but ... are
often used to indicate that they're standing for something different than those in ...
letters, x, y, z represent the unknown variables and the middle

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Feb 28, 2008 ... in my Algebra class we are doing slope intercepts, and i was ... line represented
like: y=mx + b , and there, m is indeed the slope and b the y-intercept. ... to why
they used b...except that the y intercept is the 2nd number in an ...

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Slope is derived from the Latin root slupan for slip. ... George Salmon (1819-1904
), an Irish mathematician, used y = mx + b in his _A Treatise on Conic ...

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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. ... its not the y
and x axis can be any letter in algebra since it represents a variable. 2 people ...

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Every straight line can be represented by an equation: y = mx + b. The
coordinates of every point on the line will solve the equation if you substitute
them in the ...

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y = m x + b. Where m is the slope and b is the y-intercept. ... A line that passes
through the origin has a y-intersect of zero, b = 0, and represents a direct
variation.

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The graph below represents any line that can be written in slope intercept form. ...
Simply by changing the values of m and b, we can define any straight line.

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Slope. A quantity which gives the inclination of a curve or line with respect to ...
Salmon (1960) subsequently used the symbols commonly employed today to
give the slope-intercept form of a line ... y, = ax+b. (10). y, = px+q. (11). y, = mx+n.
(12) ...