Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Section 2.2 - The Slope of a Line - 2.2 Exercises: 96

Answer

positive; negative

Work Step by Step

A linear equation rising from left to right (overall) implies a positive average rate of change (i.e. a positive average slope between the endpoints). Conversely, a linear equation falling from left to right (overall) implies a negative average rate of change (i.e. a negative average slope between the endpoints).
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