Slopes. Calculate the slope of the line that has the equation 4x+2y=12 .

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To find the slope, we need two points from the line.

If x = 0, 2y = 12 and y = 6.  This means that one of our points is (0,6)

If y = 0, 4x = 12 and x = 3.  This means that another point is (3,0).

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To find the slope, we need two points from the line.

If x = 0, 2y = 12 and y = 6.  This means that one of our points is (0,6)

If y = 0, 4x = 12 and x = 3.  This means that another point is (3,0).

To find the slope, we use the formula

m = (y1 - y2)/(x1 - x2)

m = (6 - 0)/(0 - 3)

m = 6/-3

m = -2

The slope of this line is -2.

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