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sharon_penn

  • 2 years ago

The x-intercept of a line is –5 and the y-intercept of the line is –2. What is the equation of the line?

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  1. AriPotta
    • 2 years ago
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    so we have 2 points, right? the x-intercept, (-5,0) and the y-intercept, (0,-2)

  2. AriPotta
    • 2 years ago
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    now, what's the slope?

  3. sharon_penn
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    that's where I get lost AriPotta

  4. AriPotta
    • 2 years ago
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    well, i already posted the slope formula, remember? that's what we did in the other question

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  5. sharon_penn
    • 2 years ago
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    I need a Geometry for dummies book lol

  6. sharon_penn
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    is it 5 2

  7. AriPotta
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    nop.

  8. sharon_penn
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    is it y=5/2 x=2

  9. sharon_penn
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    y=5/2 x-2

  10. AriPotta
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    |dw:1351822845666:dw| so -2/5 is our slope

  11. sharon_penn
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    y=-2/5 x-2 then?

  12. sharon_penn
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    y=-5/2 x-5

  13. sharon_penn
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    I'm out of ideas

  14. AriPotta
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    nop.

  15. sharon_penn
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    y=2/5x+2

  16. AriPotta
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    oh wait.

  17. AriPotta
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    y = -2/5x -2 was right. sorry about that :/

  18. sharon_penn
    • 2 years ago
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    Thank You AriPotta

  19. AriPotta
    • 2 years ago
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    no problem :)

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