dmezzullo 2 years ago What is the slope of the line 5x + 2y = 10? negative five halves five halves two fifths negative two fifths none of the above

1. dmezzullo

@aundria

2. dmezzullo

@ParthKohli

3. tanvirms

if you change the equation a bit, it'd be y= -5x/2 + 10, so the slope is -5/2

4. dmezzullo

Can u explain tht in more detail?

5. ParthKohli

@tanvirms Yo!

6. ParthKohli

@dmezzullo Basically, you have to get the equation in the form $$y = \rm something...$$

7. tanvirms

get the equation y+something, and the constant (or numerical) part with x (with its sign) will be the slope

8. tanvirms

9. dmezzullo

ok

10. aundria

5 halves

11. ParthKohli

@dmezzullo Do you know what it means to "solve" for a variable?

12. dmezzullo

13. ParthKohli

No, like solving for $$y$$ means to get $$y$$ on the left side and the other junk on the right

14. dmezzullo

lol i like how u worded it

15. ParthKohli

Heh, so get $$y$$ on the left and the other junk on right.

16. dmezzullo

yes