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Posted by **find the slope if it exists** on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10:44pm.

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**jai**, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10:49pmthen reduce -10/6 to lowest term.

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**find the slope if it exists**, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10:51pmokay and how do i do that . that is what i was asking?

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**jai**, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10:53pmlook for a common factor of 10 and 6,,

for example if you have 6/4, 6 and 4 have a common factor of 2, thus you can factor out 2 from both:

2*3 / 2*2 = 3/2

like that. try it to -10/6 ~ :) - math/algebra -
**find the slope if it exists**, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10:58pmi still don't get it

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**jai**, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10:59pmhmm,, well try this one, what are the factors of 10?

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**heeeellllpppppp**, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 11:02pm5?

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**jai**, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 11:06pm5 and..?

what do you multiply by 5 to get 10? - math/algebra -
**jai**, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 11:10pmright. 5 and 2 are the factors of 10 because

2 * 5 = 10

now, what are the factors of 6? - math/algebra -
**help, solve this please.**, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 11:10pm3 and 2?

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**help, solve this please.**, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 11:17pmis that right? then what do i do. What is the answer?

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**jai**, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 11:18pmyes! that's right! :)

now, from the factors of 10 (which is 2 and 5) and factors of 6 (which is 2 and 3), what number is common? - math/algebra -
**help, solve this please.**, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 11:20pmidk?

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**jai**, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 11:33pmset 1: 2 and 5

set 2: 2 and 3

what number is common from both set? - math/algebra -
**jai**, Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 12:00amright~! :)

now, you can cancel out 2 from both since it is a common factor:

-10/6 = -(2 * 5)/(2 * 3) = -5/3

so there,, :) - math/algebra -
**...**, Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 12:01amso -5/3 is the answer

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**jai**, Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 12:01amyou don't actually have to convert it to decimal. improper fraction or mixed number is fine, unless it is stated in the problem that you have to convert it. :)