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# What do the slope and intercept of a real world linear function represent?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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y=mx+c where y is the output and m is the slope

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### What is the slope intercept form of x-2y2?

The equation x - 2y^2 does not represent a linear function, so it cannot be written in slope-intercept form. The slope-intercept form is y = mx + b, where m is the slope and b is the y-intercept.

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### Can X equals 2 be written in slope intercept form?

No. Slope intercept form is a way to represent linear equations, and usually, a linear function. x=2 isn't a function, as every point has the same domain value mapping to infinitely many different range values. The slope of x=2 is considered to be undefined, since using the slope formula forces you to divide by zero. Essentially, vertical lines like x=2 have infinite slopes, and therefore, it doesn't make sense to represent them in slope intercept form, especially since they don't really have a slope and only one, x=0 actually touches the y-axis (everywhere though).

### What is y-x5 in slope intercept form?

y - x5 is an expression, not an equation. Furthermore, it is polynomial of order 5 and a non-linear function cannot be expressed in slope-intercept form.

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### What is A Function That Forms A Line When Graphing?

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