Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 3 - Introduction to Graphing - 3.5 Slope - 3.5 Exercise Set: 39

Answer

$m=\dfrac{5}{4}$

Work Step by Step

Using $m=\dfrac{y_1-y_2}{x_1-x_2}$ or the Slope Formula, then the slope of the line containing the given points, $ (1,3) \text{ and } (5,8) $, is \begin{array}{l} m=\dfrac{3-8}{1-5} \\\\ m=\dfrac{-5}{-4} \\\\ m=\dfrac{5}{4} .\end{array}
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