Elementary Algebra

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ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 8 - Coordinate Geometry and Linear Systems - 8.3 - Slope of a Line - Concept Quiz 8.3 - Page 349: 8



Work Step by Step

Slope can be defined as $\frac{\text{vertical change}}{\text{horizontal change}}$. When a line has a slope of $5$, which is equivalent to $\frac{5}{1}$, there is a vertical change of $5$ units for every one unit of horizontal change. Therefore, the statement is correct.
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