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Line k is defined by the equation ax + by = c. If the slope of line k

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Line k is defined by the equation ax + by = c. If the slope of line k is positive, which of the following must be true?


A. a/b > 0

B. a/b < 0

C. a > 0

D. b > 0

E. a + b > 0

y=mx+c
given
ax+by=c
or say
ax-c=-by
y=- a/b x+c/b
-Y=a/bx-c/b
a/b <0
IMO B

Originally posted by Archit3110 on 17 Jan 2019, 07:16.
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New post 18 Jan 2019, 05:51
Got confused

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Can you explain this part?


ax+by=c
or say
ax-c=by

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LevanKhukhunashvili wrote:
Got confused

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Can you explain this part?


ax+by=c
or say
ax-c=by

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Shouldn't it be:

ax + by = c

by = -ax + c

y = -(a/b)x + c

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artiom01 wrote:
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Shouldn't it be:

ax + by = c

by = -ax + c

y = -(a/b)x + c

?


y=mx+c
ax+by=c
ax-c=-by
question say : slope of line k is positive
a/bx-c/b=-y
so
a/b has to be +ve >0 ;
plot a graph you would get the relation on why a/b<0...

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Archit3110 wrote:
artiom01 wrote:
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Shouldn't it be:

ax + by = c

by = -ax + c

y = -(a/b)x + c

?


y=mx+c
ax+by=c
ax-c=-by
question say : slope of line k is positive
a/bx-c/b=-y
so
a/b has to be +ve >0 ;
plot a graph you would get the relation on why a/b>0...


But a/bx-c/b=-y is equal to y=-(a/b)x+c/b.
Therefore, as -(a/b) is the slope that has to positive, a/b has to be negative.
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artiom01 wrote:
Archit3110 wrote:
artiom01 wrote:
Archit3110

Shouldn't it be:

ax + by = c

by = -ax + c

y = -(a/b)x + c

?


y=mx+c
ax+by=c
ax-c=-by
question say : slope of line k is positive
a/bx-c/b=-y
so
a/b has to be +ve >0 ;
plot a graph you would get the relation on why a/b>0...


But a/bx-c/b=-y is equal to y=-(a/b)x+c/b.
Therefore, as -(a/b) is the slope that has to positive, a/b has to be negative.


I agree with artiom01. Can anyone point out where I am going wrong?
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Hi Bunuel,

Could you please explain how the ans is A instead of B.
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