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Re: Fwd Puzzling Questions
Posted:
May 26, 1995 12:54 PM


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 (xa)^2+(yb)^2=r^2
Not much history in that guess, sorry...
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