# Tagged: y-intersept

## Problem 663

Let $\R^2$ be the $x$-$y$-plane. Then $\R^2$ is a vector space. A line $\ell \subset \mathbb{R}^2$ with slope $m$ and $y$-intercept $b$ is defined by
$\ell = \{ (x, y) \in \mathbb{R}^2 \mid y = mx + b \} .$

Prove that $\ell$ is a subspace of $\mathbb{R}^2$ if and only if $b = 0$.