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 - Mid-Chapter Review - Mixed Review: 14

Answer

$m=\dfrac{5}{3}$

Work Step by Step

Using $m=\dfrac{y_1-y_2}{x_1-x_2}$ or the Slope Formula, then the slope, $m$, of the line containing the given points, $( -5,-2 )\text{ and } ( 1,8 )$, is \begin{array}{l} m=\dfrac{-2-8}{-5-1} \\\\ m=\dfrac{-10}{-6} \\\\ m=\dfrac{5}{3} .\end{array}
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