Graph the line that has m = 3, and b = -5. Write an equation with m = 3, and b = -5.

Guided Discussion #1

Graph the line that has m = 3, and b = 2. Write an equation with m = 3, and b = 2.

Create a table of points for that line.

Create a table of points for that line.

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What do you notice about the two lines? What is a third equation that would fit the same pattern?

What if I start with this equation:

Guided Discussion #2

What if I have the equation

What is m and b? How can I find them? Graph this equation. Create a table of points for that line.

What is m and b? How can find them? Graph this equation. Create a table of points for that line.

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What do you notice about the two lines? How can you describe their slopes?

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