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The Coordinate Plane is really called the Cartesian Plane, which was developed by a french Mathematician, named Renee Descartes. He described the slope as "climbing" up or down a line (from left to right). The french word for "climb" is "monte" (with an accent over the 'e'). That's why he used 'm' for slope.

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