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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=2x-4 Line b- y= 1/3x+2

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  1. znimon Group Title
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    Line a goes right 2 and up 1 Line b goes right 1 and up 3 Which is steeper?

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  2. AnImEfReaK Group Title
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    A steeper slope has a higher gradient value.

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  3. ineedyouubiebs Group Title
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    Okay so technically steep means like sorta increasing, correct?

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  4. znimon Group Title
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    no

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  5. ineedyouubiebs Group Title
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    Then what does it mean?

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  6. znimon Group Title
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    a slope is steeper the farther it is from horizontal aka closer to vertical

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  7. ineedyouubiebs Group Title
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    Ahh okay thank you( : so do I figure this out by drawing both equations on a graph?

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  8. znimon Group Title
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    Ya you can see it visually that way

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  9. ineedyouubiebs Group Title
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    Okay give me a sec

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  10. ineedyouubiebs Group Title
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    I think it's line a, is it correct?

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  11. ineedyouubiebs Group Title
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    @znimon ?

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  12. znimon Group Title
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    no it is line b because b is further from horizontal

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  13. ineedyouubiebs Group Title
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    What do you mean by further from horizontal?

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  14. znimon Group Title
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    Ya you can see it visually that way

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  15. znimon Group Title
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    a slope is steeper the farther it is from horizontal aka closer to vertical

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  16. znimon Group Title
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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

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  17. znimon Group Title
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    Silly mistake excuse me. No wounder you were confused.

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  18. ineedyouubiebs Group Title
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    Omg yay yay!!! Do you have any ideas on how to explain everything we just did in 2 sentences?

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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.

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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.

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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

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  22. ineedyouubiebs Group Title
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    It makes somewhat sence I guess

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  23. znimon Group Title
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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

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  24. ineedyouubiebs Group Title
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    Thank you so much!!(:

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