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What is the slope of the line that passes through the given points?
(2, 12) and (6, 11)
 one year ago
 one year ago
ihavemathquestions Group Title
What is the slope of the line that passes through the given points? (2, 12) and (6, 11)
 one year ago
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Hero Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
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
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RD⁴² Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Or you can use slope formula: \(\large m = \dfrac{y_2  y_1}{x_2  x_1}\)
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Hero Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
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.
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RD⁴² Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Memorizing formulas make math much easier. Just saying.
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Hero Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
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.
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Hero Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I could type up the solution faster than you could write up your slope formula.
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RD⁴² Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Good for you. Let's not argue and let OP decides what to do.
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Hero Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I'm pretty sure she already decided.
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ihavemathquestions Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
thanks @Hero you are my hero hehe i love you
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