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MATH QUESTION HELP! If the slope of the line that passes through the points (a, 0) and (1, 2) is 1/2, what is the value of a?
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MATH QUESTION HELP! If the slope of the line that passes through the points (a, 0) and (1, 2) is 1/2, what is the value of a?
 2 years ago
 2 years ago

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henpen Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
The gradient is 1/2?
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Pris Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
The slope is 1/2. I'm not sure what you mean by gradient though.
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henpen Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Gradient=slope
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henpen Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
The equation of the line is y=mx+c m=0.5 so y=0.5x+c To find c, insert (1,2) into the equation (x=1, y=2), as the line passes through this point. 2=0.5(1)+c c=1.5 So y=0.5x1.5 (a,0) insert y=0 0=0.5x1.5 1.5=0.5x x=3
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henpen Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
*That method to find c works as c should satisfy the equation when any set of points (here (2,1)) are put in. If x=3 when y=0, then a=3
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henpen Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Do you want me to expand on anything you don't get?
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Pris Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
No I get it thanks a bunch! :)
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