Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 7 - Algebra: Graphs, Functions, and Linear Systems - 7.2 Linear Functions and Their Graphs - Exercise Set 7.2: 68

Answer

The slope of a line that passes through two points can be calculated by solving for the "change in the y-value" (the rise) divided by the "change in the x-value" (the run).

Work Step by Step

The slope of a line that passes through two points can be calculated by solving for the "change in the y-value" (the rise) divided by the "change in the x-value" (the run). To do this, we use the equation: $\frac{(y_2-y_1)}{(x_2-x_1)}$
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