Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 1-4 - Cumulative Review: 17

Answer

slope = $-\dfrac{5}{8}$

Work Step by Step

RECALL: The slope $m$ is given by the formula $m=\dfrac{y_2-y_1}{x_2-x_1}$ where $(x_1, y_1)$ and $(x_2, y_2)$ are points on the line. Use the formula above to obtain: $m=\dfrac{8-3}{-6-2}=\dfrac{5}{-8}=-\dfrac{5}{8}$
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