Posted by Anonymous on Friday, July 24, 2009 at 12:16am.
Which of these are less steep?
y=5x+6
y=5x6
y=x3
y=x+3
I think it is one of the last two, but I do not know

Algebra 1 9th grade  MathMate, Friday, July 24, 2009 at 12:41am
"steepness" is measured by the absolute value of the slope, m, used in the standard linear equation
y=mx+c
The greater the value of m, the "steeper" is the curve.
If you transform/interpret equations to the above form and compare the values of m in each case, you will find which line is steepest. 
Algebra 1 9th grade  michaela, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 9:35pm
what does find the unit rate mean