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anonymous
 4 years ago
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?
anonymous
 4 years ago
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?

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0neglected to put a sign between 2x and 4y

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Always get it in the form y = mx + b and it's foolproof method.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0To find the slope from an equation, the easiest way is to change it into slopeintercept form: y=mx+b \[2x4y=10\]\[4y = 102x\]\[y = \frac{1}{2}x\frac{5}{2}\]The coefficient of x is 1/2, so that's your slope.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0when you divided 2x by 4 you should have gotten 1/2x and 1/2 is the slope your signs must have been off
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