slope-intercept form

slope-intercept form

[¦slōp ′in·tər‚sept ‚fȯrm]
(mathematics)
In a cartesian coordinate system, the equation of a straight line in the form y = mx + b, where m is the slope of the line and b is its intercept on the y axis.
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The slope-intercept form of the equation found by calculating the following:
She did well when factoring quadratic equations, but "hit the wall" when she hit the slope-intercept form of a linear equation.