Linear equations of the form y=mx+b can describe any non-vertical line in the cartesian plane. The constant m determines the line's slope, and the constant b determines the y intercept and thus the line's vertical position.

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**Subject(s):**Mathematics

**Grade Level(s):**8

**Suggested Technology:**Computer for Presenter, Computers for Students, Internet Connection, Interactive Whiteboard, Speakers/Headphones

**Instructional Time:**5 Minute(s)

**Keywords:**linear equations;, slope;, y-intercept;, slope-intercept form;

**Resource Collection:**Secondary Math specific existing tutorials