anonymous
  • anonymous
need help!! the instrucions say find the slope of (-5/2, 1/4) and (1/2,1/5) and the answer is 1/2 but i dont know how to do it!! i need to show the work
Algebra
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barrycarter
  • barrycarter
Slope = rise/run or (change in y) divided by (change in x). Since x changes by 3 and y changes by -1/20, the slope is -1/60, so I suspect you made a typo?
anonymous
  • anonymous
\[Gradient=m=\frac{y_2-y_1}{x_2-x_1}\]\[=\frac{1/4-1/5}{-5/2-1/2}\]\[=\frac{1/20}{-6/2}\]\[=\frac{1/20}{-3}\]\[=\frac{-1}{60}\]

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