slope-intercept form

noun

: the equation of a straight line in the form y = mx + b where m is the slope of the line and b is its y-intercept

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slope-intercept form was circa 1942

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“Slope-intercept form.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slope-intercept%20form. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

slope-intercept form

noun
: the equation of a straight line in the form y = mx + b where m is the slope of the line and b is its y-intercept
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