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# Math help.

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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   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 .

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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