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Topic: Re: Fwd- Puzzling Questions
Replies: 1   Last Post: May 26, 1995 12:54 PM

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Steve Means

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Re: Fwd- Puzzling Questions
Posted: May 26, 1995 12:54 PM
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I have guessed that the b in y = mx+b
happens out of the habit of using a as a number associated with x and
then b as a number associated with y.
As in
(x-a)^2+(y-b)^2=r^2

Not much history in that guess, sorry...


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