tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5090403.post109496791941197524..comments2023-09-07T04:24:11.648-06:00Comments on y-intercept blog: Finding the y-intercepty-intercepthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03389285761013186443noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5090403.post-1096757641950998572004-10-02T16:54:00.000-06:002004-10-02T16:54:00.000-06:00I've always used "c" as I like the looks of the fo...I've always used "c" as I like the looks of the formula y = mx + c . This formula seems to make both the slope "m" and y-intercept "c" stand out more. I guess some people like to start their variables with the first letter of the alphabet. For example: y = ax + b. In this case b is the y-intercept because it is the second letter in the alphabet. I would not be surprised if there is a group of politicians in the AMA practicing General Symantics and trying to force every one to use the same notation. Personally, I think it is better to mix the variables around a bit since the math is more important than the symbols used to express the ideas of math.y-intercepthttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03389285761013186443noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5090403.post-1096753338555349382004-10-02T15:42:00.000-06:002004-10-02T15:42:00.000-06:00I am interested in the reason that the letter b se...I am interested in the reason that the letter b seems to be the most popular one used for the y-intercept. Why is this? Is there a reason or is it just convention?Maryhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04336600858693651454noreply@blogger.com