Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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ISBN 10: 0-13446-914-3
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Chapter 1 - Section 1.4 - Linear Functions and Slope - Exercise Set - Page 216: 107


does not make sense

Work Step by Step

The statement does not make sense. The slope of the line whose equation is $Ax+By = C$ can be determined by solving for $y$ in terms of $x$: $By = -Ax + C \\y = \dfrac{-Ax+C}{B} \\y = \dfrac{-A}{B}x + \dfrac{C}{B}$ Thus, the slope of the line is $-\dfrac{A}{B}$.
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