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 R - Elementary Algebra Review - R.3 Introduction to Graphing - R.3 Exercise Set: 19

Answer

$m=0$

Work Step by Step

With the given points, \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} y_1= -\dfrac{1}{2} ,\\y_2= -\dfrac{1}{2} ,\\x_1= -2 ,\text{ and }\\ x_2= 5 .\end{array} Using $m=\dfrac{y_1-y_2}{x_1-x_2}$ or the Slope Formula, the slope, $m,$ of the line is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} m=\dfrac{-\dfrac{1}{2} -\left(-\dfrac{1}{2} \right)}{-2-5} \\\\ m=\dfrac{-\dfrac{1}{2} +\dfrac{1}{2}}{-2-5} \\\\ m=\dfrac{0}{-7} \\\\ m=0 .\end{array}
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