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OpenStudy (anonymous):

find the slope if it exists of the line containing the pair of points (4,2) and (5, -8) the slope m = ___ simplify your answer and type an integer or a fraction or is the slope undefined

OpenStudy (anonymous):

the difference in y over the difference in x

OpenStudy (anonymous):

substract the y's -------------- subtract the x's

OpenStudy (anonymous):

\[m = (y _{2} - y _{1})\div(x _{2} - x _{1})\] input the values. y2 = -8 y1 = 2 x2 = 5 x1 = 4

OpenStudy (anonymous):

theawesome so bottom line is the answer 6

OpenStudy (anonymous):

I got a different answer.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

would you show me how you arrived at your answer please

OpenStudy (anonymous):

okay. (-8-2) / (5-4) (-10)/(1) the answer is negative 10. -10

OpenStudy (anonymous):

thanks so much

OpenStudy (anonymous):

okay. your welcome.

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