# Chapter 3 - Vocabulary Check: 9

slope

#### Work Step by Step

$y = 4x - 2$ is a linear equation in slope-intercept form: $y=mx+b$. In slope-intercept form, the constant $m$ always represents the slope and $b$ always represents the y-intercept. Therefore, the coefficient of $x$--which takes the place of $m$--represents the slope.

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