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From Anonymous: m is slope b is yintercept
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Wed, 07 Nov 2007 18:53:29 +0000
m is slope b is yintercept

From genuine4560: In math, the variable M stands for slope (y2y...
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Wed, 07 Nov 2007 19:00:28 +0000
In math, the variable M stands for slope (y2y1 divided by x2x1) and the b stands for the yintercept, which is the coordinate at which the graph of a line intersects the yaxis. (yaxis goes up and down)
Hope this helps =]

From Joy M: Those letter are simply arbitrary, they don...
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Wed, 07 Nov 2007 18:55:15 +0000
Those letter are simply arbitrary, they don't actually stand for anything. You could replace with any other letters (other than x or y, of course) and the equation would be exactly the same. In fact, some teachers, instructors, professors do use other letters than m and b.

From Anonymous: m is slope
b is yintercept
i guess i didnt...
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Wed, 07 Nov 2007 18:54:48 +0000
m is slope
b is yintercept
i guess i didnt read your question either...sorry yeah i dont think they actually stand for anything . i hate math!!

From mine: m, slope b, yintercept
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Wed, 07 Nov 2007 18:54:21 +0000
m, slope b, yintercept

From ex_tour_director: m = slope
b = yintercept
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Wed, 07 Nov 2007 18:53:55 +0000
m = slope
b = yintercept

From Anonymous: The letters don't stand for anything.
The...
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Thu, 08 Nov 2007 13:12:31 +0000
The letters don't stand for anything.
They're just variables.
If that's what you're asking.

From Mayank A: M stand for the slope of the line i.e the angl...
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Wed, 07 Nov 2007 20:27:34 +0000
M stand for the slope of the line i.e the angle it makes with the X axis measured in anticlockwise direction
B stands for the the length of the imtercept it cuts with the Yaxis

From engineer_retired: The letters M and B are representative of valu...
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Wed, 07 Nov 2007 19:16:02 +0000
The letters M and B are representative of values and could be just about anything. They are a algebriac expression which represents angles. In your formula the X plane is horizontal and the Y plane is vertical. Because you are using the ordered pairs X and Y I assume that you are working with planes. Consider Y=2X+5 The bar on the plane changes the M/B value as it is moved. X and Y are constants and M and B are variables.

From Mike: I dont know for sure but this might be able to...
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Wed, 07 Nov 2007 18:58:33 +0000
I dont know for sure but this might be able to help a little http://www.georgeaugustkoch.com/Writings/Slope.htm

From Luopia the Lenatopia: m is the slope and b is the yintercept
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Wed, 07 Nov 2007 18:53:54 +0000
m is the slope and b is the yintercept

From [My Love Without Life] plus You: idk
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idk

From All hat: Amazing how many people don't respond to w...
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Wed, 07 Nov 2007 18:55:43 +0000
Amazing how many people don't respond to what you ask  but that doesn't stop them from responding just the same.
I don't know why we use M and B instead of any other letters.

From Anonymous: M means the slope and b is y intercept( where ...
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Wed, 07 Nov 2007 18:55:13 +0000
M means the slope and b is y intercept( where the point hits the line on the y axis!)
Good luck!

From Andy R: the letters don't stand for anything its j...
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Wed, 07 Nov 2007 18:54:20 +0000
the letters don't stand for anything its just there so its not all xs

From desertskieswoman: MATH BITES
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MATH BITES