A community for students.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
anonymous
 3 years ago
What is the slope of the line that passes through the given points?
(2, 12) and (6, 11)
anonymous
 3 years ago
What is the slope of the line that passes through the given points? (2, 12) and (6, 11)

This Question is Closed

Hero
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.11. Write the equation of the line: y = mx + b 2. Insert the points unto the line: 12 = 2m + b 11 = 6m + b 3. Isolate b in each: b = 12  2m b = 11  6m 4. Set b = b 12  2m = 11  6m 5. Solve for m: 6m  2m = 11  12 4m = 1 m = 1/4 The slope of the line passing through both points is 1/4

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Or you can use slope formula: \(\large m = \dfrac{y_2  y_1}{x_2  x_1}\)

Hero
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You could, but, that would require memorizing another formula. I'm showing here that you only need to know y = mx + b to figure out what the slope is.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Memorizing formulas make math much easier. Just saying.

Hero
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Let's say, hypothetically, you are taking an exam, and suddenly forget the slope formula. Well, if you forget the slope formula, but still remember the equation of the line, you can still get the correct answer. Just saying.

Hero
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I could type up the solution faster than you could write up your slope formula.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Good for you. Let's not argue and let OP decides what to do.

Hero
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I'm pretty sure she already decided.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thanks @Hero you are my hero hehe i love you
Ask your own question
Sign UpFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.