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  • one year ago

What is the slope of the line that passes through the given points? (2, 12) and (6, 11)

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  1. Hero
    • one year ago
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    1. 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

  2. RD⁴²
    • one year ago
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    Or you can use slope formula: \(\large m = \dfrac{y_2 - y_1}{x_2 - x_1}\)

  3. Hero
    • one year ago
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    You 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.

  4. RD⁴²
    • one year ago
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    Memorizing formulas make math much easier. Just saying.

  5. Hero
    • one year ago
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    Let'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.

  6. Hero
    • one year ago
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    I could type up the solution faster than you could write up your slope formula.

  7. RD⁴²
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    Good for you. Let's not argue and let OP decides what to do.

  8. Hero
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    I'm pretty sure she already decided.

  9. ihavemathquestions
    • one year ago
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    thanks @Hero you are my hero hehe i love you

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