slope-intercept form


Definition of slope-intercept form

: 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

First Known Use of slope-intercept form

circa 1942, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Slope-intercept form.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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