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blurbendyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
You 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.
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tonipoo610Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so on my homework it says rise: 5 and run:5
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tonipoo610Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i dont understand what that means i am only in 7th grade lol
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blurbendyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
You know when you look at the coordinate graph you have numbers on the xaxis and numbers on the yaxis?
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blurbendyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Okay, on the xaxis, move over 5 "spaces", then go up 10 "spaces"
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tonipoo610Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
but why ten because the rise is5 and the run is 5
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blurbendyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Yes, but we need to different points in order to calculate the slope of a line.
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blurbendyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So now we have (5, 10) and (5,5) okay?
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blurbendyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Y2  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
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blurbendyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
so we end up with 5  10 = 15 Do you follow so far?
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tonipoo610Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i do but i don't understand how you got 5 and 10 from
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blurbendyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
It'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 :) )
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tonipoo610Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yeah i get this but on my homework i just don't know where to get the other pairs cuz it doesn't tell
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blurbendyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So it just says rise = 5, and run = 5?
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blurbendyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
They got those numbers from doing what we're doing Y2  Y1 / X2  X1. It looks like that is already solved for you!
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blurbendyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So that means we have 5 / 5
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blurbendyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
and the slope is the ratio of RISE / RUN
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blurbendyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So the slope = 1 !!! Understand?
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