Precalculus (6th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Graphs and Functions - Chapter 2 Test Prep - Review Exercises: 56

Answer

$$m=\dfrac{1}{5}$$

Work Step by Step

RECALL: The standard form of a line's equation is $Ax+by=C$. The slope $m$ of the line is given by the formula $m=-\dfrac{A}{B}, B\ne0$. The given equation is in standard form with $A=1$ and $B=-5$. Thus, the slope of the line is: $$m=-\dfrac{A}{B}=-\dfrac{1}{-5}=\dfrac{1}{5}$$
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