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Rachel98

  • 3 years ago

I think the answer is - 1/5, but I need an A so I need to be positive. Heres the question: What is the slope of the line containing the ordered pair (2, 3) and (-4, 0)?

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  1. hartnn
    • 3 years ago
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    its not -1/5 The slope of the line through points (x1,y1) and (x2,y2) is given by : \(\huge m=\frac{y_1-y_2}{x_1-x_2}\) now,just put the values and find m.

  2. Rachel98
    • 3 years ago
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    m = - 4 - 3/ 0 - 2 = 7/ - 2 that's what I got now.

  3. hartnn
    • 3 years ago
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    no... x1 =2, y1 =3 x2=-4, y2=0

  4. Rachel98
    • 3 years ago
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    m = 3 - 0/ 2 - 4 = 3/2?

  5. hartnn
    • 3 years ago
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    no...

  6. hartnn
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    \(\huge m=\frac{y_1-y_2}{x_1-x_2}=\frac{3-0}{2-(-4)}=\frac{1}{2}\)

  7. Rachel98
    • 3 years ago
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    Oh, that makes sense, now I feel stupid. Thanks for your help.

  8. hartnn
    • 3 years ago
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    welcome ^_^

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