1. ineedyouubiebs

What is the value of x? (x,1) and (-5,-6); slope: 7/6

2. ineedyouubiebs

@dan815 ?

3. dan815

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4. ineedyouubiebs

I did the problem but I got a funky number that doesn't seem right. I got 19/6 and it doesnt seem correct somehow

5. dan815

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6. ineedyouubiebs

Yeah, I understand that part. Then I subtract -6 minus 1 and I get -7

7. dan815

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8. ineedyouubiebs

@Luigi0210 Can you please explain this problem?

9. Luigi0210

Well there is another way to do it I guess, but dan's is the simplest

10. ineedyouubiebs

so then the value of x is 1? o.O

11. Luigi0210

yup, we could do it my way if you want? But it's the longer way,

12. ineedyouubiebs

Yeah, let's try the longer way please

13. Luigi0210

|dw:1378779944389:dw| So first what we would do is simplify the fractions down. Once we get that part done we cross-multiply

14. ineedyouubiebs

Wait, I just went over dan's work. and i understand what he was trying to do. Except that when i subtract -5-1 I get -6 not 6?

15. Luigi0210

Maybe this will make it simpler|dw:1378780257869:dw|:

16. ineedyouubiebs

Oh since both of them are negative, it will become positive. Correct?

17. Luigi0210

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18. Luigi0210

Yup

19. ineedyouubiebs

So technically I'm just substituting a number in to get 6 right?

20. Luigi0210

yup

21. ineedyouubiebs

okay thanks. i was complicating it more than i should've:)

22. Luigi0210

No problem!