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Re: st: a little off-topic, but a good trivia question
It is the the first letter of "mmm, the slope" which is the answer you gave
in class to what m represented in y=m*x+b???
On 5/8/03 3:22 PM, "Christopher W. Ryan" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> My teenage daughter's math teacher has posed a riddle to her class: why is
> letter "m" traditionally used (at least here in the US, I don't know about
> elsehwere) to indicate the slope of a line on a graph? Is there some
> underlyinig meaning, or a historical convention?
> Thanks for any insights
> --Chris Ryan
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