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ineedyouubiebs

  • one year ago

In 2 sentences, explain which line has the steepest slope by analyzing the equations of the lines below: line a- y=2x-4 Line b- y= 1/3x+2

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  1. znimon
    • one year ago
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    Line a goes right 2 and up 1 Line b goes right 1 and up 3 Which is steeper?

  2. AnImEfReaK
    • one year ago
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    A steeper slope has a higher gradient value.

  3. ineedyouubiebs
    • one year ago
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    Okay so technically steep means like sorta increasing, correct?

  4. znimon
    • one year ago
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    no

  5. ineedyouubiebs
    • one year ago
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    Then what does it mean?

  6. znimon
    • one year ago
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    a slope is steeper the farther it is from horizontal aka closer to vertical

  7. ineedyouubiebs
    • one year ago
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    Ahh okay thank you( : so do I figure this out by drawing both equations on a graph?

  8. znimon
    • one year ago
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    Ya you can see it visually that way

  9. ineedyouubiebs
    • one year ago
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    Okay give me a sec

  10. ineedyouubiebs
    • one year ago
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    I think it's line a, is it correct?

  11. ineedyouubiebs
    • one year ago
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    @znimon ?

  12. znimon
    • one year ago
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    no it is line b because b is further from horizontal

  13. ineedyouubiebs
    • one year ago
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    What do you mean by further from horizontal?

  14. znimon
    • one year ago
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    Ya you can see it visually that way

  15. znimon
    • one year ago
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    a slope is steeper the farther it is from horizontal aka closer to vertical

  16. znimon
    • one year ago
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    Line 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

  17. znimon
    • one year ago
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    Silly mistake excuse me. No wounder you were confused.

  18. ineedyouubiebs
    • one year ago
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    Omg yay yay!!! Do you have any ideas on how to explain everything we just did in 2 sentences?

  19. znimon
    • one year ago
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    Line "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.

  20. znimon
    • one year ago
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    And I hope that makes sense because the less you go up and farther you go over the closer that line is to horizontal.

  21. znimon
    • one year ago
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    and 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

  22. ineedyouubiebs
    • one year ago
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    It makes somewhat sence I guess

  23. znimon
    • one year ago
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    Remember 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

  24. ineedyouubiebs
    • one year ago
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    Thank you so much!!(:

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