Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 3 - Section 3.4 - The Slope of a Line - Exercise Set: 75

Answer

$\frac{2}{3}$

Work Step by Step

The slope measures the ratio of the vertical change to the horizontal change between 2 points on a line. We can write the slope as m= (vertical change)/(horizontal change) In this example, the vertical change of the roof is 8 feet and the horizontal change is 12 feet. Therefore, $m=\frac{8}{12}=\frac{2}{3}$
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