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anonymous
 one year ago
8. The curve y^2=12x intersects the line 3y=4x+6 at two points. Find the distance between the two points.
I got the wrong answer and I don't know why! Please help!
anonymous
 one year ago
8. The curve y^2=12x intersects the line 3y=4x+6 at two points. Find the distance between the two points. I got the wrong answer and I don't know why! Please help!

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Mehek14
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I just graphed both lines and they intersect at (0.75, 3) and (3,6)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok, I assumed that I wasn't allowed to graph anything but is that wrong then?

Mehek14
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1well you got 2 different points

Mehek14
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1\(\large{\bf{\sqrt{(30.75)^2+(63)^2}}}\)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yeah but if I could just graph to get the two points it would probably be easier since I went so wrong with my calculations. So what I mean is, if I graphed to get those two points that would be allowed?

Mehek14
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1does it say in your instructions if you can or not?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0not specifically. in the examples they give you before the questions, some of them say 'first draw a graph' but then they calculate it anyway

Mehek14
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1so yea I got the graph for you

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok, that will be easier then. I just used the points you got and tried getting the length but I got the wrong answer? I got 3.94 instead of the correct answer which is 3.75

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh nevermind I think I see where I went wrong, let me try again quick

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh apparently I changed one of the signs by accident. Whoops. I am getting the right thing now though. Sorry for all the trouble and thanks very much for your help!
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