Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

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

Chapter 5 - Linear Functions - 5-3 Slope-Intercept Form - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 314: 64



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: $\frac{7-3}{1-(-5)}=\frac{4}{6}=2/3$
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