# We know that y=mx+b is the formula we use for lines. Is the value of "m" considered to be a term, a coefficient or a factor?

## A. Term B. Coefficient C. Factor

Aug 18, 2017

Its a coefficient.

#### Explanation:

Because if you are able to express any equation in the form 'y=mx+b' then always the coefficient of 'x' will be the value of 'm' i.e. slope.

Aug 18, 2017

I think the question is "In the expression $m x + b$ is $m$ a term, a coefficient or a factor?" The correct answer is $m$ is a coefficient of the expression $m x + b$
In the term, $m x$, $m$ is both a coefficient (a constant that is multiplied with a variable) and a factor (a thing that is multiplied with another thing).
In the term $m x$, $x$ is also a factor. It is a variable factor.