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what is the slope of the line that passes through (3,2) and (1,2)?
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alyxxx101 Group Title
what is the slope of the line that passes through (3,2) and (1,2)?
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heathernelly Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
use m=(y2y1)/(x2x1)
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whpalmer4 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Slope is the rise over the run. How many units up (or down) does the line go when you move 1 unit right or left? Formula: \[m= \frac{(y_2y_1)}{(x_2x_1)}\] where \((x_1,y_1), (x_2,y_2)\) are the points.
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alyxxx101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I did. But i'm not sure if my answer is correct...
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whpalmer4 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Okay, show your work and we'll check it for you.
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whpalmer4 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I'll give you a hint: look at the yvalues.
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alyxxx101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1360351189497:dw
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heathernelly Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
what did you get as your answer?
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alyxxx101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Am i way off?
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heathernelly Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the answer is 0 because 0/4 can't be 4
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whpalmer4 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
0 divided by 4 is 4?
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alyxxx101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Oh okay. I see. So the answer to that problem is 0 then?
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alyxxx101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
How does that work though? Can you please show me?
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alyxxx101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Ok thanks! :)
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whpalmer4 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yes. That's why I suggested looking at the y values. If the y values are identical, the line is horizontal. If the x values are identical, the line is vertical.
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heathernelly Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1360351384095:dw
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whpalmer4 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
It's good to have an intuitive understanding of what slope means. Positive slope means it goes up as you move to the right. Negative slope means it goes down as you move to the right. Slope > 1 means it goes up more than 1 unit for every unit you move on the x axis. Slope < 1 (but > 0) means it goes up less than 1 unit for every unit you move on the x axis.
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alyxxx101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
what is the slope of the line that passes through (3,2) and (1,2)? so to this problem...my answer is going to be 0 then?
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whpalmer4 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yes, the answer is 0. The line is horizontal, because for each point, the y value is the same.
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alyxxx101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Oh okay! That makes sense now
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heathernelly Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yes the answer is 0! :)
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whpalmer4 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
It's really worth practicing finding the slope and seeing what different slopes look like; having a feel for that will save you time and prevent wrong answers in the future. Use a pair of dice to make up points, plot lines between them, and find the slope.
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alyxxx101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Oh alright. Thanks a ton you guys! I really appreciate it! :)
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