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### Precalculus Enhanced with Graphing Utilities

Book edition 6th
Author(s) Sullivan
Pages 1200 pages
ISBN 9780321795465

# The accepted symbol used to denote the slope of a line is the letter m. Investigate the origin of this symbolism. Begin by consulting a French dictionary and looking up the French word Monter. Write a brief essay on your findings.

In French the word Monter means to go up.

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## Step 1: Given information

We are asked to check the french dictionary to find the meaning of word monter

## Step 2: Describe the meaning of monter and its relation to the word m which is used to represent slope

The word monter represents to rise or to climb we use the first letter m to represent the slope.

## Step 3: Conclusion

As the meaning of monter is to climb we use m to represent the slope.