OpenStudy (anonymous):

WILL FAN AND MEDEAL PLZ HELP! What is the slope of a line whose equation is -48 = 2x - 8y?

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Subtract 2x from both sides first

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

ok

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Now what do you have?

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

-2x - 48 = 8y

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Its supposed to be a -8, but good. Now divide both sides by 8.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

oh do u mean divide each side by -8?

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Yes

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

ok

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

u get -2x + 6 = y

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

You need to divide the -2 by -8 also. so you should have: \[y=-\frac{ -2x-48 }{ -8 }\] Now 8 cannot go into the 2, so it becomes a fraction and you reduce it. Resulting in your answer being: \[y=\frac{ 1 }{ 4 }x+6\]

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

And 1/4 is your answer

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

I don't understand but thanks

3 years ago