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A polynomial of degree zero is a constant term

The grouping method of factoring can still be used when only some of the terms share a common factor A True B False

The sum or difference of p and q is the of the x-term in the trinomial

A number a power of a variable or a product of the two is a monomial while a polynomial is the of monomials

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What word does the m stand for in slope-intercept form?

m stands for "modulus of slope"; modulus means "number used to measure." We now call the slope just simply "slope" but still use "m" to indicate it in the formula.


Who abbreviated m for slope?

M refers to the modulus of the slope.


What is symbol of slope?

m = slope


What is the slope of a line that is perpendicular to it?

The slope of a line perpendicular to one with a slope of m is -1/m.


How do you find slope altitude?

If the slope of a line is m then the slope of an altitude to that line is -1/m.


What is the slope of a line perpendicular to a line whose slope is 3?

Slope of a line = m slope of perpendicular line = -1/m


Given that the slope of a line is 1 3 what is the slope of a line that is perpendicular to it?

If we call the slope m we can say that the slope of the perpendicular line is -1/m In this case as the slope, m, is 13 the slope of the perpendicular is -1/13 or -0.07692307692


What is m in slope equation of a line?

It is the slope.


Why is the symbol for slope m?

slope = m = (∆y) / (∆x) = rise / run


What is the formula for the slope of a line in mathematics?

The formula for the slope of a line in mathematics is m = y2 - y1/x2 - x1. The slop of the line describes the steepness so a higher value slope means a steeper slope.


Why was m chosen for slope?

It is not documented why the letter m was chosen for slope. However, mathematician John Conway suggested that m could mean 'modulus of slope'.


What does m stand for in the slope-intercept form?

Slope!

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