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Reason for using "m" and "b" in y=mx+b

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Description:  Why is "m" used to represent slope and "b" for y-intercept?
Level:  Middle School (6-8)
Math topic:  Algebra
Ed. topic:  Specific Math Concepts/Techniques

Original Question/Response
18 Jun 98   Reason for using "m" and "b" in y=mx+b by Michelle Comeau
12 Jul 98   Re: Reason for using "m" and "b" in y=mx+b by Marielouise


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