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Analiza
What is the slope of the line 5x - 2y = -10?
Could you rearrange the equation such that, it's of the form \[y=mx+c\] ?
divide whole equation by -2
rearrange 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?
try it yourself and then check with mine.
show me ur working out @Analiza?
sorry to stike you down jay
I got confused, how m I supose to divide -2y & 5x?
can you understand the steps I did?
5x - 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
lets try an easier sample, say 2x + y = 1, and rearrange into the form on y= mx + c
slope is \[\frac{5}{2}\]
yes, @laxkid we figured that out already
I can see that you have trouble rearranging basic equations, so I think you should start by doing some exercises.