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1honey
 3 years ago
find the slope, if it exists, ofcontaining the pair of points (3,1) and (5,3)
1honey
 3 years ago
find the slope, if it exists, ofcontaining the pair of points (3,1) and (5,3)

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kantalope
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1rise/run y2y1 / x2  x1 m=2 3 1 = 4 5  3 = 2 4/2 = 2

1honey
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thanks but I'm lost the final answer is

kantalope
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1there is a negative in there ...i'm famous for dropping them (x,y) is a point ya? in (3,1) the 3 is an x and the 1 is the y.... that is the first ones so call them x1 and y1 in (5,3) the 5 is the x and 3 is the y .... that is the second set so call them x2 and y2 rise is y2  y1 3 1 = 4 run is x2  x1 5  3 = 2 4/2 = 2/1 = 2

kantalope
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1graphing it makes it even easier: draw the two points and then draw a line connecting them. If the line points down to your right it is a negative slope. If it points up to the right then it is a positive slope
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