OpenStudy (anonymous):

Choose the correct slope of the line shown on the graph below.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):
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OpenStudy (anonymous):

What is the slope of a line? Can you define it?

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

its under the attachment

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

The person is asking you if you know what a slope is.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Lol, I have seen the attachment, and I know the answer, but I want you to understand it

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Thanks RyanL lol

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

I do not understand this question... and i posted it here because I wanted an explanation. can you please help me.. thank you!

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Umm one explanation is\[\frac{rise}{run}=slope\] Where you pick two point and determine how much you need to travel to get one point to the other Rise would be how high or low you go Run is how far you go to the left or right.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

ohhh but i still dont get it

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

What don't you get? Do you know how to count?

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Do you even know how to divide?

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

|dw:1345071480215:dw|so you know what that is?

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

See we can't help you if you are not specific about what your confused about

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

i am not a baby miss lefay

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

The slope of a line is the "rise" divided by the "run", meaning how high you go up the y-axis divided by how far you run down the x- axis

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

yes i understand that part

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

but its so confusing how do you go up then go to the left!

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Um, I didn't call you a baby or mean to insult you. If you're insulted then I apologize.

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OpenStudy (anonymous):
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OpenStudy (anonymous):

See the lines i drew. How many times does it go down and how many times does it go to the right?

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OpenStudy (anonymous):

Imagine you are driving your car from the origin (0, 0). You drive straight up the y-axis, and then you turn right on the x-axis

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

okay

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

I'll let RyanL handle this one... He's taking you in the right direction xoxo

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

From (0,3) to (0,0) how many times did we move?

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

ryan why are you so mean

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

i was in need of help and yet you were asking someone clueless girl if they know how to divide of course i know the basics

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

i think you moved 3 spaces

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Yes you are correct but since you moved 3 spaces down it's a negative -3 so rise= -3 Write that down.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Now from (0,0) to (9,0) how many spaces do you move?

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

9 spaces

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Yes and since we are going to the right this time it will be positive so run=9

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

okay and do yuou divide after?

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

\[\frac{rise}{run}\] Now plug those values into the fraction

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

and what do you get?

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

-3/9

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

is that it -1/3?

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

yes but you can also simplify that

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

\[\frac{-3}{9}=\frac{-3}{3*3}\]

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

A three from the top cancels one from the bottom

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

i know

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

what do you get then?

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

how do you simplify -1/3! Ryan

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Now you can't I told you have to simplify -3/9

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

I thought you didnt know hot to do that that's why

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

ugh im not that stupid!

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Sorry I don't know what level of math you are in so sorry

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

no you were being a jerk

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

I'm not being a jerk. I helped you out and this is how you respond?

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

no no im thankful but you were being really mean

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Sorry I didn't see that you wrote -1/3 until after I went up to see it.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

I only saw that you wrote -3/9 my bad

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Are u in college

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

yup yup!

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

see thats why im in high school so there is a differece

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

It's ok I remember when I had problems in HS and I still do. Math is not easy so be happy that you can do this type of work. For some people it's even harder. Good job!

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