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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear-equations Question 41928: what does the equation y=mx+c mean?Found 2 solutions by fractalier, AnlytcPhil:Answer by fractalier(2101)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!This is a linear function showing a relationship between x and y. For y = mx + c, we have y expressed as a function of x, whereby any increase in x is calculated to be an (m times x) increase in y. The c value is the value of y when x = 0. If this function is graphed as a line, m is the slope of that line and c is the y-intercept. Answer by AnlytcPhil(1277)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!```what does the equation y = mx + c mean? It means a straight line with slope 3 and y-intercept (0,c) For instance y = 2x - 3 is a straight line with slope 2 and y-intercept (0,-3), and has this graph: For instance y = -4x + 1 is a straight line with slope -4 and y-intercept (0,1), and has this graph: Edwin AnlytcPhil@aol.com```