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what is the slope of the line shown below?

(-1,8)   (2,-4)

 

A.4

 

B. -1/4

 

C.1/4

 

D.-4

 Mar 1, 2019
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Take the two points ....slope = rise/run  =  (y1-y2)   /  (x1-x2)

    =   (8- -4) / (-1-2) =  12/ -3 = -4

 Mar 1, 2019
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The formula for calculating slope is \(\frac {y2 - y1} {x2-x1}\) . So we have \(\frac{-4-8}{2-(-1)} = \frac {-12}{3} = \frac{-4}{1} = -4\)

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 Mar 1, 2019

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