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Give the equation of a line that passes through 2 and -3. The line is going diagonal from the top right down. 2 and -3 would be the order it hit the points.

 

 

Is the -3 supposed to be positive because it's the rise? 

 Mar 11, 2019
edited by Guest  Mar 11, 2019
edited by Guest  Mar 11, 2019
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It has a NEGATIVE slope if it is higher on the left and slopes down to the right.....

 Mar 11, 2019
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It starts on the high right and goes down to the bottom left.

SmartMathMan  Mar 11, 2019
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We need the x, y coordinates of these points before we can write an equation

 

cool cool cool

 Mar 11, 2019
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x = 2 and y = -3

SmartMathMan  Mar 11, 2019
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That's just ONE point....or two lines....

ElectricPavlov  Mar 11, 2019
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It's one line. the rise is 3 and the run is 2. There are two dots on the line - -3 and 2.

SmartMathMan  Mar 11, 2019
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I don't think you are interpreting the info correctly......        two points on a line  EACH would have TWO coordinates.     WIthout this info...or a picture of the line.....you cannot say anything about it.......It could have positive or negative slope of any magnitude.....  Sorry    cheeky.

 

If it is going DIAGONAL (i.e. it is sloped) from the top right to the left it has a POSITIVE slope.  

"The line is going diagonal from the top right down. 2 and -3 would be the order it hit the points."     if you are reading from RIGHT to LEFT....this line has a positive slope.......but you need more information to determine the MAGNITUDE of the slope......

there are INFINITE lines that go through    2   and -3    with positive slope,,,,,,,,

ElectricPavlov  Mar 11, 2019
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Your question makes no sense. 

 Mar 11, 2019

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