anonymous
  • anonymous
The slope of the line passing through P(1,4) and Q(x,1) is -3/5. What is the value of x?
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Lukecrayonz
  • Lukecrayonz
y2-y1/x2-x1
Lukecrayonz
  • Lukecrayonz
1-4/x-1=-3/5
Lukecrayonz
  • Lukecrayonz
-3/x-1=-3/5

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anonymous
  • anonymous
that may be correct lls
anonymous
  • anonymous
The answer choices are: A. 6 B. 7 C. 8 D. 9 E. 10
anonymous
  • anonymous
the answer i got is 6.666667 so would it be A or B?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Luke took you most of the way -- you don't even really need to do anything from here - you should be able to tell by looking at it: \[\frac{ -3 }{ x-1 }=\frac{ -3 }{5 }\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
so you cross multiple
anonymous
  • anonymous
You could -- but if you look, you'll see both numerators are the same, so you just need to set the denominators equal to each other. (x-1 = 5)
anonymous
  • anonymous
Sure. Actually, I started out suggesting you cross-multiply, but when I was making the fraction in the equation editor, I noticed that I could solve it just by looking at it instead.
anonymous
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ok. well thanks a lot

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