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What is the slope of the line K?

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What is the slope of the line K?
(1) (3, a) passes through line K.
(2) (a, 3) also passes through line k

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chetan2u wrote:
What is the slope of the line K?
(1) (3, a) passes through line K.
(2) (a, 3) also passes through line k


At the first look, it would tell you that answer is E as both have a variable 'a', but always buy the values when you are combining two statements.
Slope is \(\frac{y_2-y_1}{x_2-x_1}=\frac{3-a}{a-3}=\frac{-1(a-3)}{a-3}=-1\)
Thus slope is -1 and both statements combined are sufficient.

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chetan2u wrote:
What is the slope of the line K?
(1) (3, a) passes through line K.
(2) (a, 3) also passes through line k


slope of line = y2-y1/x2-x1
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we have only 1 set of coordinate available ; not sufficient
#2
again not sufficient
from 1& 2
x1,y1 and x2,y2 are know
slope can be determined
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New post 05 Feb 2019, 06:57
Is the answer E, because the question is not asking whether it's positive slope or negative slope.... We don't know what is the value of "a" ... a can take any value.... I don't know whether my approach is right or wrong... Can anyone help me out??

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