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Read the following text and test your knowledge by answering the associated questions below. Clicking on the words in blue will give you it's definition as well as the words translation in French.


 
Look at the picture above to identify what the different terms mean. Now, lets use an example to apply some of those terms. In the equation y = 4x + 10,
  • 4 is the slope.
  • 10 is where the graph intersects with the y-axis, this is called the y-intercept
  • -5/2 is where the graph intersects with the x-axis, this is called the x-intercept
  • (1, 14) are the coordinates of a point in the equation.