Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts through Application

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 0-53449-636-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-53449-636-4

Chapter 1 - Linear Functions - 1.5 Finding Equations of Lines - 1.5 Exercises: 73

Answer

-$\frac{2}{5}$

Work Step by Step

The student rewrote the problem incorrectly and therefore got the wrong slope. 2x+5y=14 5y=-2x+14 y=-$\frac{2}{5}$x+$\frac{14}{5}$ The correct slope is -$\frac{2}{5}$.
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