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# y = mx + c?

Hi,

I need some help on some maths questions for revision. The first question I am stuck on is as follows:

y = 4x - 3

a) Find the gradient

b) Find the y intercept

I know the answer to B is -3 but am not sure about question A.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

### 10 Answers

- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
gradient would mean like the slope or the rate at which the line increases. if it is, the gradient is 4

- 1 decade ago
In slope intercept form, which your equation is, the first number is the slope -gradient- and the second number is the Y intercept. The slope, or gradient, is 4. In this case the slope is positive since the 4 is positive.

Source(s): High School mathematics. It's probably 8th grade by now though.. - angle_of_deat_69Lv 51 decade ago
the gradient is 4, y=mx +c now forget about the plus c, and concentrate on the y=mx in your equation y=4x-3

so the gradient is 4 . in the example

y = 15x- 10000000000 the gradient is 15

as for the x intercept I have not read that part yet

- 1 decade ago
m = gradient.

C = y intercept

y = mx + c

y = (4)x + (-3)

Hence the gradient is 4 and y intercept is -3.

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- Anonymous1 decade ago
y=mx+c is the eq. wich represents da graph of a str8 line.

m=slope=gradient=4

- 1 decade ago
gradient is nothing but slope

when equation is given slope is m

Hence slope for ur equation is 4

- 1 decade ago
in that eqn the gradient is represented by m so in this case it is 4 ur right with B too

- 1 decade ago
y = mx + c, where m= gradient and c= y intercept.

So, c = y intercept = -3 [you are right!!]

m = gradient = 4

Isn't it easy !

- 1 decade ago
answer 2 question A is 4...gradient is slope..dy/dx...if u r stil confused...differsntiate the expression wrt x n u get dy/dx=4