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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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Why is the letter 'b' used for the y-intercept in the slope-intercept form of a linear
equation?

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I've been teaching and tutoring the slope intercept form of the equation of a line
for ... y = mx + b. where m = slope and b = y-intercept. But we don't bother to tell ...

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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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The Y-intercept is b because the X-intercept is a, as in the .... I don't recall anyone
explaining why these particular symbols were chosen, but I ...

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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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where a is the x-coordinate of the x-intercept and b is the y-coordinate of the y-
intercept. ... Eric Weisstein reports that the use of the symbol m for a slope was ...

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Sep 11, 2014 ... arara: pdflatex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amssymb} \begin{document}
For the y-intercept, a lot of people use the letter $b$, but there ...

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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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... Y=Mx+B, why "M" means the slope, and "B" means the Y-intercept, ... The
reason for choosing a particular symbol is that you can refer to it ...