Slippery Slope Vocabulary
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a sequence of numbers in which the difference between any two consecutive terms is the same.
A constant function is a function that is written y = k, where k is a real number. The y value is constant for all values of x. The graph of a constant function is a horizontal line.
a relation (set of ordered pairs) such that each x value is associated with only one y value.
The solutions of a linear inequality, forming a half-plane on one side of a line and may or may not also form the line itself.
Graph of Linear Inequality
The portion of a plane on one side of a line.
an equation whose graph is a straight line.
the line that best represents the trend established by the points in a particular scatter plot. (Also called the trend line).
Line of Best Fit
form of the equation used when you know a point and the slope; can be used to write the equation of the line in slope intercept form. y2 – y1 = m( X – X1)
Change in y. The rise of a nonvertical line is noted by its vertical change.
Change is x. The run of a nonvertical line is noted by its horizontal change.
the graph of a collection of ordered pairs.
The slope of a line is the ratio, rise: run. The steepness of a line, which may be calculated by finding the ratio of the difference between the y values of two points on the line to the difference between the corresponding x values of those two points on the line.
one way to write an equation of a line; uses the form
y = mx + b, where m is the slope and b is the y- intercept.
Also known as “General Form” for a linear equation in two variables, x and y. It is usually given as Ax+By=C where, if at all possible, A, B, and C are integers, and A is a non-negative, and A, B, and C have no common factors other than one.
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