Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 5 - Linear Functions - 5-1 Rate of Change and Slope - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises: 18

Answer

1/2

Work Step by Step

The equation for slope is: $ \frac{y_{2}-y_{1}}{x_{2}-x_{1}}$. This means we take the y value of the second point and subtract it by the y value of the first point, and then we divide this by the x value of the second point minus the x value of the first point. Thus, we obtain: $\frac{5-3}{5-1}=\frac{2}{4}=1/2$
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