Linear Function Transformations

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What is a Linear Function?

Linear functions are those whose graph is a straight line. A linear function can be written in the following form. 

y = f(x) = mx + b

This is called slope-intercept form. Where m represents the slope of the line and b represent the y-intercept.

What happens when m or b changes?

  1. What happens as the value of m changes?
  2. What happens as the value of b changes?