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anonymous

  • 5 years ago

need to find an equation. m=2/3, (5,-2) I got y-(-2)=(2/3)(x-5) and then y+2=2/3x+2 what next?

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  1. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    shouldn't it be y+2=2x/3-10/3 not y+2=2x/3+2?

  2. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    I don't know for sure that is why I am asking.

  3. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    ok well when you multiplied it out it was supposed to be what I just gave you. And your next step would then be to subtract 2...6/3 from both sides. That is if your answer should be in y=mx+b format.

  4. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    ok i am still confused

  5. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    ok what is your confusion?

  6. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    well what you are telling me is different than what they are telling me in my book.

  7. anonymous
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    what are they telling you in your book?

  8. anonymous
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    what i just put on here except they are telling is to subtract 1 from each side

  9. anonymous
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    So it's telling you to subtract 1 from both sides as the next step?

  10. anonymous
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    ya and that is why I figured I would ask

  11. anonymous
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    I'm not sure I understand the question because I would have approached it differently to begin with. I would have taken y=mx+b and plugged in your m value of 2/3 and then your point (5, -2) to get -2=2/3(5)+b. Then I would solve for b and get -16/3. Then the equation for the line would be y=(2/3)x-16/3.

  12. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    From the info I gave I am suppose to come up with an equation.

  13. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    the info you gave being a slope of 2/3 and you're finding the equation of the line passing through the point (5,-2), right?

  14. anonymous
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    ya in the format of y=mx+b

  15. anonymous
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    well I got the answer y=(2/3)x-16/3 with that given information

  16. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    and i haven't a clue why the book would tell you to subtract 1 from each side. Are you looking at an example? Where did you get the subtract 1 thing from?

  17. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    I just realized how late it is. I have to go to a 6:00 class and I have to leave now to get there on time. I'm really sorry, but I have to go!

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