## emecham Group Title Find the slope of the line whose equation is 2x 4y = 10. I had this question on one of my math quizzes and i got it wrong. i guessed -1/2 but the answer was just 1/2. what did i do wrong? 2 years ago 2 years ago

1. satellite73 Group Title

neglected to put a sign between 2x and 4y

2. emecham Group Title

- sorry

3. SoccerManiac Group Title

1/2

4. emecham Group Title

2x-4y=10

5. brinethery Group Title

Always get it in the form y = mx + b and it's foolproof method.

6. alexray19 Group Title

To find the slope from an equation, the easiest way is to change it into slope-intercept form: y=mx+b $2x-4y=10$$-4y = 10-2x$$y = \frac{1}{2}x-\frac{5}{2}$The coefficient of x is 1/2, so that's your slope.

7. SoccerManiac Group Title

when you divided -2x by -4 you should have gotten 1/2x and 1/2 is the slope your signs must have been off