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# What is the slope of a line that passes through the points (–4, 5) and

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09 Oct 2018, 00:33
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What is the slope of a line that passes through the points (–4, 5) and (1, 2)?

(A) $$\frac{-3}{5}$$

(B) $$-1$$

(C) $$\frac{-5}{3}$$

(D) $$\frac{-7}{3}$$

(E) $$-3$$

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09 Oct 2018, 00:38
Bunuel wrote:
What is the slope of a line that passes through the points (–4, 5) and (1, 2)?

(A) $$\frac{-3}{5}$$

(B) $$-1$$

(C) $$\frac{-5}{3}$$

(D) $$\frac{-7}{3}$$

(E) $$-3$$

Slope of any line= (Y1-Y2)/(X1-X2)
Here points given as (–4, 5) and (1, 2)

then therefore, by putting values of X1, X2 & Y1 & Y2 we get- Slope= (5-2)/(-4-1)=-3/5. Hence Option A is correct.
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