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Analiza
 3 years ago
What is the slope of the line 5x  2y = 10?
Analiza
 3 years ago
What is the slope of the line 5x  2y = 10?

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ash2326
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Could you rearrange the equation such that, it's of the form \[y=mx+c\] ?

ash2326
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0divide whole equation by 2

JayDS
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1rearrange it into the form of y = mx + c so 5x  2y = 10 5x + 20 = 2y 2y = 5x + 20 y = 5/2x +20/2 y = 5/2x + 10 now the m = gradient or slope that you can read from the last line of the rearranged equation so what is it?

JayDS
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1try it yourself and then check with mine.

JayDS
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1show me ur working out @Analiza?

GiggleSquid
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1sorry to stike you down jay

Analiza
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I got confused, how m I supose to divide 2y & 5x?

JayDS
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1can you understand the steps I did?

JayDS
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.15x  2y = 10 so we want y to be on one side so we will have to +2y on both sides 5x 2y + 2y = 10 + 2y 5x = 10 + 2y now we have to minus 10 on both sides 5x  10 = 10 10 + 2y 5x  10 = 2y now we are going to rewrite it 2y = 5x  10 this is same as the previous step but just swapping them around y = 5/2  10/2 divide both sides by 2 y = 5/2x  5

JayDS
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1lets try an easier sample, say 2x + y = 1, and rearrange into the form on y= mx + c

laxkid
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0slope is \[\frac{5}{2}\]

JayDS
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yes, @laxkid we figured that out already

JayDS
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I can see that you have trouble rearranging basic equations, so I think you should start by doing some exercises.
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