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ineedyouubiebs

  • 2 years 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
    • 2 years 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
    • 2 years ago
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    A steeper slope has a higher gradient value.

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

  4. znimon
    • 2 years ago
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    no

  5. ineedyouubiebs
    • 2 years ago
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    Then what does it mean?

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

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

  8. znimon
    • 2 years ago
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    Ya you can see it visually that way

  9. ineedyouubiebs
    • 2 years ago
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    Okay give me a sec

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

  11. ineedyouubiebs
    • 2 years ago
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    @znimon ?

  12. znimon
    • 2 years ago
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    no it is line b because b is further from horizontal

  13. ineedyouubiebs
    • 2 years ago
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    What do you mean by further from horizontal?

  14. znimon
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    Ya you can see it visually that way

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

  16. znimon
    • 2 years 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
    • 2 years ago
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    Silly mistake excuse me. No wounder you were confused.

  18. ineedyouubiebs
    • 2 years 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
    • 2 years 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
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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
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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
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    It makes somewhat sence I guess

  23. znimon
    • 2 years 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
    • 2 years ago
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    Thank you so much!!(:

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