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horsegirl27
 one year ago
Please help! So, I know how to find the slope when given 2 sets of points. I can also figure out the slope when looking at a graph. But for problems such as 16x+8y=192, how do I find the slope??
horsegirl27
 one year ago
Please help! So, I know how to find the slope when given 2 sets of points. I can also figure out the slope when looking at a graph. But for problems such as 16x+8y=192, how do I find the slope??

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0solve for y. Once you have it in y=mx+b form the slope is m

horsegirl27
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Okay, thanks. So I'm trying to solve for y and put it in the other form?

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0rearrange the equation so it looks like y=mx+b ... you may need to do some division because we need y by itself.

horsegirl27
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What should I get when I do that? (this isn't a homework problem, I'm just finding practice problems to get more practice) I think if I see all the steps I may understand.

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0given: 16x+8y=192, we know that y = mx+b is the slopeintercept form so we need to rearrange 16x+8y=192 to make it look like y =mx+b so since the y portion needs to stay on the left what do we need to do to 16x?

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.016x+8y=192 but we need it in the form of y=mx+b . The 8y stays on the left.. so what do we need to do 16x... we need to _______ 16x to both sides

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1436186621877:dw

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I am so sorry ... my typing went to the dogs tonight

horsegirl27
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ohhhh that makes more sense! Oki, let me try it with this problem.

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok we now have our equation in y =mx+b form... 8y = 16x+192 so we divide the entire equation by 8. only the y portion of your answer is correct for the x portion, you forgot a negative sign the b value is wrong.

horsegirl27
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oops, lost track of that negative!

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0wait nevermind the b is right

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0:P told ya I got sticky fingers my typing is off and I feel another migraine coming.. but yes everything was right except for the negative sign being dropped.

horsegirl27
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok. I'll have to watch out for that on my test, it's usually the little things that get me.

horsegirl27
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thanks for the help guys!
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