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From indiechouette: y: yvalue in point (x, y)
m: slope (rise o...
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Sun, 25 Jan 2009 18:33:13 +0000
y: yvalue in point (x, y)
m: slope (rise over run, which means points up/down from one point to the next within the line DIVIDED BY points right/left from one point to the next within the line)
x: xvalue in point (x, y)
b: yintercept (where the line crosses the yaxis, which runs up and down)

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Sun, 25 Jan 2009 18:36:11 +0000
Slope intercept formula. lets say the formula was y=2x+1. B is the y intercept (what x is when it's at 0) so in this case b would equal 1 (0,1). m is what you would multiply x by (also called the coefficent)when trying to figure out a coordinate point. For example if x=1 you would find y by multiplying 1 by 2 (y=mx part) and adding 1 (+b or y intercept part). So y=3 so the point would be (1,3). F.S.S. or formula, substitution, solution also goes along with this. You already have the formula, so let's say x=3
y=2x+1 formula
y=2(3)+1 substitution
y= 7

From LucyLoo: The equation of a line.
Y= y co ordinate , m...
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Sun, 25 Jan 2009 18:30:57 +0000
The equation of a line.
Y= y co ordinate , m = slope: rise/run x= x co ordinate and b= yintercept.

From Maggie: It's the equation of a line.
Y = y poi...
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Sun, 25 Jan 2009 18:33:12 +0000
It's the equation of a line.
Y = y point
m = now much you move your point. Like, 1/2 would be one over 2 down (or slope)
X= x point
b = Y intercept

From Anonymous: it is the equation for a straight line on a gr...
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Sun, 25 Jan 2009 18:32:49 +0000
it is the equation for a straight line on a graph.
y= the value on the y axis
x= the value on the x axis
m= the gradient of the line (how steep it is)
b= the point at which the line intersects the y axis.
hope this helps

From cen: Er, well, in mathematics, it's the formula...
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Sun, 25 Jan 2009 18:31:31 +0000
Er, well, in mathematics, it's the formula for a straight line. m equals the slope of the line and b is equal to the value of the yintercept. I don't know about in computing, however. How are you trying to apply this formula?
What program are you trying to use? Knowing that would help.

From ?: The letters M and B are representative of valu...
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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 Cookiez!: I dunno .. lol
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I dunno .. lol

From Anonymous: That's the formula for time travel.
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Sun, 25 Jan 2009 18:37:09 +0000
That's the formula for time travel.

From lil lulu: IT IS THE ALGEBRAIC FORMULA FOR YINTERCEPT. T...
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Sun, 25 Jan 2009 18:35:42 +0000
IT IS THE ALGEBRAIC FORMULA FOR YINTERCEPT. THE Y=MX+B MEANS THAT YOU HAVE TO GO UP OR DOWN HOWEVER MANY THE B IS = TO ON THE Y AXIS, WHILE THE M X CAN BE CONSIDERED AS RISE OVER RUN ,MEANING THAT YOU GO HOWEVER MANY UP OR DOWN FROM THE FIRST Y POINT AND THEN MOVE HOWEVER MANY LEFT OR RIGHT DEPENDING ON IF IT IS NEGATIVE OR POSITIVE.

From Elise C: It is the formula for a linear equation.
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Sun, 25 Jan 2009 18:32:45 +0000
It is the formula for a linear equation.
M stands for the slope, x is where the line crosses the xaxis, b is the yintercept.

From Anonymous: it means:
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m= slope
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it means:
y= Y
m= slope
x= xintercept
b= yintercept

From ¡YOWZA!: it stands for the slope intercept formula. y ...
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Sun, 25 Jan 2009 18:31:42 +0000
it stands for the slope intercept formula. y is the y coordinate, m is the slope, and x is the x coordinate, and b is the y intercept or where the line intersects the y axis.

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Sun, 25 Jan 2009 18:31:22 +0000
linear equations m=slope, b= yintercept. How old r u??? i am in 6th grade advanced math and we r doing this.

From That's Amore: Omg we did this in school just last week. :]
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Sun, 25 Jan 2009 18:31:07 +0000
Omg we did this in school just last week. :]
I know that mx is the slope and b is the yintercept. I think.. Woops Ms.Gracin (AKA Ms.Grossin.. I know, us kids are childish) will not be happy that I'm forgetting so fast.. haha

From ⇒ςΗℜ!$Τ!ηξ♥ツ: The y and the x are the points in (x,y). M is ...
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Sun, 25 Jan 2009 18:31:02 +0000
The y and the x are the points in (x,y). M is the slope and the b is the y intercept [=

From Anonymous: it is used to an x and y corridate on a slope/...
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Sun, 25 Jan 2009 18:32:46 +0000
it is used to an x and y corridate on a slope/
m stands for the angle of slope
x is the x coordinate
b is the point for the y coordinate where the x coordinate is 0
y is of couse the y coordinate
such as y = 5x +2, where x = 3. SO when the equaction tell us that y = 5(3) + 2 meaning y = 17

From Mary: its the slope intercept form
b is where it cr...
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Sun, 25 Jan 2009 18:32:15 +0000
its the slope intercept form
b is where it crosses the y axis
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m is the slope
5 would be 5/1 which is 5 to the left and one up
2/3 would be 2 to the left and 3 up ect.

From rachelohseven: SLOPE Y INTERCEPT FORMULA.
mx stands for ...
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SLOPE Y INTERCEPT FORMULA.
mx stands for the slope
and i think b stands for the intercept? or is it y?

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Sun, 25 Jan 2009 18:31:31 +0000
It's an algebra formula called slope intercept form.

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Mathematical Equation. Y (Slope) =M(rise) x (run)+ B(YIntercept) Starting point on a coordinate graph.
Thats what it means if youre plotting this on A graph. This equation is in slope intercept form

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Sun, 25 Jan 2009 18:31:23 +0000
It's Slope Intercept Form. It's used in graphing equations and such

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Sun, 25 Jan 2009 18:31:20 +0000
slope intercept formula. the m stands 4 the slope of the line. the b stands 4 the yintercept of the line :)

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Sun, 25 Jan 2009 18:30:51 +0000
slope formula, m is the slope, b is the y intercept and plug in a coordinate for the other coordinate

From RedHotChiliPeppersSkater: y=mx+b is foor algebra/graphing. m=slope. you ...
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Sun, 25 Jan 2009 18:30:48 +0000
y=mx+b is foor algebra/graphing. m=slope. you usually are supposed to calculate what "b" stands for

From I love acting :): It stands for the slope/
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It stands for the slope/

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Sun, 25 Jan 2009 18:30:42 +0000
slope intercept form

From P: its the slope formula, google that man.
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Sun, 25 Jan 2009 18:30:36 +0000
its the slope formula, google that man.

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Sun, 25 Jan 2009 18:30:21 +0000
I think that's the slope intercept equation. That's how you figure out how to graph an equation.

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slope intercept formula