anonymous
  • anonymous
How do you find the slope and y-intercept of 3x-8y=-24
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KatrinaKaif
  • KatrinaKaif
You try: Turn it into a y=mx + b format
anonymous
  • anonymous
Well i got -8y=3x+(-24) but i got stuck here
KatrinaKaif
  • KatrinaKaif
Okay, now divide it by -8

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anonymous
  • anonymous
Divide 3x+(-24)?
KatrinaKaif
  • KatrinaKaif
Wait..
KatrinaKaif
  • KatrinaKaif
when you bring 3x to the other side, you are substracting it.. therefore your final equation should be -8y = -3x - 24 correct?
KatrinaKaif
  • KatrinaKaif
Now divide that by -8
anonymous
  • anonymous
Divede -3x-24 by -8?
KatrinaKaif
  • KatrinaKaif
Yup so -3/-8 x and -24/-8
KatrinaKaif
  • KatrinaKaif
Lol yeah :P -3/-8 becomes 3/8 and -24/-8 becomes + 3
anonymous
  • anonymous
Alright, so what do i do from there?
KatrinaKaif
  • KatrinaKaif
Okay, so your equation is y = 3/8x + 3 and is in y= mx + b format Now m = slope so what is your slope?
anonymous
  • anonymous
0.375?
KatrinaKaif
  • KatrinaKaif
or simply 3/8
anonymous
  • anonymous
Oh alright haha and would the y-intercept be 3?
KatrinaKaif
  • KatrinaKaif
Yes! Great work :D
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thanks :D
KatrinaKaif
  • KatrinaKaif
Anytime =)

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