## Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

The equation $y=mx+b$ has a slope of $m$ and a y-intercept of $b$, where $b$ can be any real number.
RECALL: The equation $y=mx+b$ has a slope of $m$ and a y-intercept of $b$. The value of $b$ has no restrictions, so $b$ can actually be equal to the slope $m$. Thus, the given statement is false A corrected statement is: The equation $y=mx+b$ has a slope of $m$ and a y-intercept of $b$, where $b$ can be any real number.