College Algebra (10th Edition)

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Chapter 3 - Section 3.6 - Mathematical Models: Building Functions - 3.6 Assess Your Understanding: 29

Answer

-4

Work Step by Step

We calculate the slope using the points (3,-2) and (1,6): $slope=m=\displaystyle \frac{y_{2}-y_{1}}{x_{2}-x_{1}}$ $=\displaystyle \frac{6-(-2)}{1-3}$ $=\displaystyle \frac{8}{-2}$ $=-4$
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