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Re: Equation of a Straight LineI remember, I was asked this question at the time of my entry into University in an interview. The Head of the Department, Physics asked me this question. And this is exactly the formula I gave. He was impressed and suggested me to graduate in Mathematics instead of Physics. A pity, I chose Physics instead. Character is who you are when no one is looking. #28 20061118 18:51:53
Re: Equation of a Straight Line
...is that actually a straight line equation or is it a whole bunch of mathematical mumbojumbo? #29 20061119 00:04:03
Re: Equation of a Straight LineThat is actually a straight line equation or it is a whole bunch of mathematical mumbojumbo. Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #31 20080302 20:51:40
Re: Equation of a Straight LineIn Finland we use the equation y= kx+b, where k = the gradient, and b = the yintercept, if anyone's interested to know. Last edited by FFFFFF (20080302 20:52:09) #32 20080302 21:12:52
Re: Equation of a Straight LineThanks "FFF...", I will add that. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #33 20080915 20:21:26
Re: Equation of a Straight Linein sweden we type: y = kx + m Last edited by sitting (20080915 20:22:11) #34 20080915 22:32:23
Re: Equation of a Straight LineAre you sure, sitting? "m" is normally the gradient ... ! "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #35 20081011 04:18:00
Re: Equation of a Straight Linehere in singapore we use y = mx +c too, but most of us use yy1= m(xx1) #36 20081011 17:19:06
Re: Equation of a Straight Linelukeqwerty, Character is who you are when no one is looking. #38 20090304 00:56:43
Re: Equation of a Straight LineIndia too uses y = mx + c. Character is who you are when no one is looking. #39 20090304 13:15:09
Re: Equation of a Straight LineLast edited by JaneFairfax (20090305 04:02:14) #40 20090406 07:20:17
Re: Equation of a Straight LineI'd just like to point out that in post #5, where Ricky divides by product of a and b, his transform does not work if either a or b is zero. Therefore, his supercomplex formula does not work for either y = ax (because b=0) or y = b (cos a=0). #41 20090406 07:24:20
Re: Equation of a Straight LineOops  I spotted Jane's contribution only when my post caused page 2 of the discussion to be displayed; until then I hadn't got as far as page 2. Can I console myself that I had a similar idea to Jane? #42 20091021 20:24:53
Re: Equation of a Straight Line
Actually yes they can! Why did the chicken cross the Mobius Band? To get to the other ...um...!!! 