Parameter

Pronunciation: /pəˈræ mɪt ər/ Explain

A parameter is a value that can be changed.[1] Usually, a parameter determines the form, but not the value of a function. For example, in the equation f(x) = ax, the parameter a determines the slope of the line. However, the value of the function is determined by the variable x.

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  • McAdams, David E.. Variable. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 3/12/2009. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/v/variable.html.

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McAdams, David E. Parameter. 5/5/2011. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/p/parameter.html.

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12/23/2009: Added "References". (McAdams, David E.)
10/24/2008: Expanded 'More Information'. (McAdams, David E.)
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