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alyxxx101
 3 years ago
what is the slope of the line that passes through (3,2) and (1,2)?
alyxxx101
 3 years ago
what is the slope of the line that passes through (3,2) and (1,2)?

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heathernelly
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0use m=(y2y1)/(x2x1)

whpalmer4
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Slope 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.

alyxxx101
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I did. But i'm not sure if my answer is correct...

whpalmer4
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Okay, show your work and we'll check it for you.

whpalmer4
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'll give you a hint: look at the yvalues.

alyxxx101
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1360351189497:dw

heathernelly
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0what did you get as your answer?

heathernelly
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the answer is 0 because 0/4 can't be 4

alyxxx101
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh okay. I see. So the answer to that problem is 0 then?

alyxxx101
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0How does that work though? Can you please show me?

whpalmer4
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes. 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.

heathernelly
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1360351384095:dw

whpalmer4
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It'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.

alyxxx101
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0what 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?

whpalmer4
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes, the answer is 0. The line is horizontal, because for each point, the y value is the same.

alyxxx101
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh okay! That makes sense now

heathernelly
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes the answer is 0! :)

whpalmer4
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It'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.

alyxxx101
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh alright. Thanks a ton you guys! I really appreciate it! :)
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