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blurbendy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You take two points on the line made by the slope. Then calculate the slope by taking (Y2  Y1) / (X2  X1) The slope is the ratio between the difference in the two y points and the difference in the two x points.

tonipoo610
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so on my homework it says rise: 5 and run:5

tonipoo610
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i dont understand what that means i am only in 7th grade lol

blurbendy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You know when you look at the coordinate graph you have numbers on the xaxis and numbers on the yaxis?

blurbendy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Okay, on the xaxis, move over 5 "spaces", then go up 10 "spaces"

tonipoo610
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0but why ten because the rise is5 and the run is 5

blurbendy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yes, but we need to different points in order to calculate the slope of a line.

blurbendy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So now we have (5, 10) and (5,5) okay?

blurbendy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Y2  Y1 / X2  X1 just means this: Take the SECOND ypoint from (5, 10) and (5, 5) which is 5 and subtract it from the FIRST ypoint from (5, 10) and (5, 5) which is 10

blurbendy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1so we end up with 5  10 = 15 Do you follow so far?

tonipoo610
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i do but i don't understand how you got 5 and 10 from

blurbendy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1It's just a point I made up so that we can take the slope of a LINE (you need two points in order to do this). I'll come back to your question in a second (it will make sense trust me :) )

tonipoo610
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah i get this but on my homework i just don't know where to get the other pairs cuz it doesn't tell

blurbendy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So it just says rise = 5, and run = 5?

blurbendy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1They got those numbers from doing what we're doing Y2  Y1 / X2  X1. It looks like that is already solved for you!

blurbendy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So that means we have 5 / 5

blurbendy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1and the slope is the ratio of RISE / RUN

blurbendy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So the slope = 1 !!! Understand?
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