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In 2 sentences, explain which line has the steepest slope by analyzing the equations of the lines below: line a y=2x4 Line b y= 1/3x+2
 one year ago
In 2 sentences, explain which line has the steepest slope by analyzing the equations of the lines below: line a y=2x4 Line b y= 1/3x+2

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znimon
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Line a goes right 2 and up 1 Line b goes right 1 and up 3 Which is steeper?

AnImEfReaK
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0A steeper slope has a higher gradient value.

ineedyouubiebs
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Okay so technically steep means like sorta increasing, correct?

ineedyouubiebs
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Then what does it mean?

znimon
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1a slope is steeper the farther it is from horizontal aka closer to vertical

ineedyouubiebs
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Ahh okay thank you( : so do I figure this out by drawing both equations on a graph?

znimon
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Ya you can see it visually that way

ineedyouubiebs
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Okay give me a sec

ineedyouubiebs
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I think it's line a, is it correct?

znimon
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1no it is line b because b is further from horizontal

ineedyouubiebs
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1What do you mean by further from horizontal?

znimon
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Ya you can see it visually that way

znimon
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1a slope is steeper the farther it is from horizontal aka closer to vertical

znimon
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Line a goes up 2 right 1 Line b goes up 1 right 3 Excuse me I am sorry somehow I wrote the slope down inverted you are correct line a has a steeper slope

znimon
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Silly mistake excuse me. No wounder you were confused.

ineedyouubiebs
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Omg yay yay!!! Do you have any ideas on how to explain everything we just did in 2 sentences?

znimon
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Line "a"'s change in y is greater than change in x and y differs from x by 1. While line "b"'s change is y is less than the change in x and y differs from x by 2.

znimon
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1And I hope that makes sense because the less you go up and farther you go over the closer that line is to horizontal.

znimon
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1and therefor less steep. And the same kind of argument the more you go up and less you go over the closer you get to vertical which is as steep as is possible. I hope that makes sense

ineedyouubiebs
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1It makes somewhat sence I guess

znimon
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Remember vertical is the most steep so the closer you get to that the more steep a line is. Horizontal is the least steep o the closer you get to that the less steep the line

ineedyouubiebs
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Thank you so much!!(:
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