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**Hannibal lecter****Member**- Registered: 2016-02-11
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If y = f(x) is a linear function, then increasing x by 1 unit changes the corresponding y by m units, where m is the slope.

that's, True. Suppose we start at x = x1 and increase x by 1 unit to x1 + 1. If y = b + mx, the corresponding values of y are b + mx1 and b + m(x1 + 1). Thus y increases by

∆y = b + m(x1 + 1)−(b + mx1) = m.

why I find this hard to understand?

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Try drawing a diagram. I think this will show you what is happening.

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**iamaditya****Member**- From: Planet Mars
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You can use Desmos Graphing Calculator to learn about it, the best graphing calculator as far as I know. It contains a lots and lots of features, to help you learn graphs.

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