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 - Test: Chapter 3: 16

Answer

slope = $-\dfrac{9}{4}$

Work Step by Step

RECALL: The slope $m$ of a line is given by the formula $m=\dfrac{y_2-y_1}{x_2-x_1}$ where $(x_1, y_1)$ and $(x_2, y_2)$ are points on the line. Find the slope of the line that contains the two given points using the formula above to obtain: $m=\dfrac{-3-6}{-1-(-5)}=\dfrac{-9}{-1+5}=\dfrac{-9}{4}=-\dfrac{9}{4}$
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