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Find the slope of the line that contains ( -10,-10) and (-5,0)

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bemine1234 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 22, 2013 at 3:02 PM via web

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Find the slope of the line that contains ( -10,-10) and (-5,0)

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justaguide | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 22, 2013 at 3:06 PM (Answer #1)

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If 2 points with coordinates `(x_1, y_1)` and `(x_2, y_2)` are on a line, the slope of the line is equal to `(y_2 - y_1)/(x_2 - x_1)`

The slope of the line on which the points ( -10,-10) and (-5,0) lie is given by m = `(-10 - 0)/(-10 + 5) = -10/-5 = 2`

The slope of the line is 2.

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