## dmezzullo 2 years ago An architect needs to determine the slope between two points on a ski lift. The two points have been identified as (10, 35) and (150, 55), where x is the horizontal distance and y is the vertical distance from the bottom of the lift. Assuming the lift runs in a straight line, what is the slope of the line between the two points? (Write your answer in simplest form, using / for a fraction bar if needed.) Wouldn't u divide? @mathslover

1. dmezzullo

15/20

2. mathslover

You can use the formula for calculating slope : \(\cfrac{y_1 - y_2}{x_1 - x_2}\) where \(x_1, y_1\) and \(x_2 , y_2\) are the points.

3. ryan123345

no. You would just simplify it to the lowest terms.

4. mathslover

Here we have two points as : \(10,35 \) and \(150,55\) . So \(x_1 = 10\) and \(y_1 = 35\) and \(x_2 = 150\) and \(y_2 = 55\)

5. ryan123345

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6. mathslover

:) @ryan123345 is right!

7. dmezzullo

1/7?

8. mathslover

Yes!

9. ryan123345

so are you! :) @mathslover and good job @dmezzullo ! :D

10. dmezzullo

Thanks Guys!

11. ryan123345

No problem.

12. mathslover

You're welcome @dmezzullo :)