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krissywatts

  • one year ago

find the slope of the line whose graph is given below. i need step by step help to solve:

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  1. krissywatts
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1361152981615:dw|

  2. ddiez
    • one year ago
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    Is this an EXACT drawing of the graph? It has to be exact

  3. krissywatts
    • one year ago
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    i think the slope might be -2

  4. krissywatts
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    i'll try to out up a better one

  5. ddiez
    • one year ago
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    Ok... So to find the slope, you need to look at the points. Find two points, these points should go through the x and y axis. What you're gonna do to find the slope is rise over run (rise / run) this'll give you a fraction, so for instance in this graph, you'll see the line

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  6. ddiez
    • one year ago
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    Do you see how the line goes up 1 point and then 2 to the right?

  7. krissywatts
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    Alright great, so now you have to look at the line and see where it crosses exactly. In your graph, the line goes down 4 and to the right 2. Do you see how I got those numbers?

  9. krissywatts
    • one year ago
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    yes

  10. krissywatts
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    i had to pick those lines also so im not sure if i picked the right line or not lol

  11. ddiez
    • one year ago
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    That's the slope. So the since it goes down 4, that would be -4 over 2. Simplify and you get -2, so you're right :)

  12. ddiez
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    And nah, there's no such thing as picking a wrong line :P

  13. krissywatts
    • one year ago
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    haha okay thanks.

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