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quickstudent
 one year ago
When finding the slope of a line, instead of using the slope formula, wouldn't it be much easier to simply choose a point on the line and divide the yvalue by the xvalue? It gives the same answer much faster and easier.
quickstudent
 one year ago
When finding the slope of a line, instead of using the slope formula, wouldn't it be much easier to simply choose a point on the line and divide the yvalue by the xvalue? It gives the same answer much faster and easier.

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you always want to do y2y1/x2x1

quickstudent
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It gives the same answer much faster and easier.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0lets try your way......points are : (2,3) and (4,5) slope formula : (y2  y1) / (x2  x1) slope = (5  3) / (4  2) slope = 2/2 = 1 now pick one of those points....(2,3).....now divide y by x.....3/2 = 1.5...not the same...or use (4,5)....now divide 5/4 = 1.25..not the same

quickstudent
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh, I get it. The problem was I was only thinking about lines that pass through the origin. Sorry.
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