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 3 - Introduction to Graphing - 3.5 Slope - 3.5 Exercise Set: 67

Answer

slope = $\frac{29}{98}$

Work Step by Step

Convert each measurement to inches by using the fact that 1 ft = 12 inches. 8 ft 2 inches = $8(12)+2=98$ inches 2 ft 5 inches = $2(12)+5=29$ inches Solve for the slope by dividing the rise (or height) by the run (horizontal distance). slope = $\dfrac{29\text{ inches}}{98 \text{ inches}}=\dfrac{29}{98}\approx 0.2959$
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