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find the slope if it exists, of the line containing the pair of points. (1,3) and (7,7) I know you have to do it like 73/77 and then I get 10/6 and then 1.66666666666667 what do i do to simplify it and write as the answer

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jai,
then reduce 10/6 to lowest term.

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find the slope if it exists,
okay and how do i do that . that is what i was asking?

math/algebra 
jai,
look 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 ~ :) 
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find the slope if it exists,
i still don't get it

math/algebra 
jai,
hmm,, well try this one, what are the factors of 10?

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heeeellllpppppp,
5?

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jai,
5 and..?
what do you multiply by 5 to get 10? 
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jai,
right. 5 and 2 are the factors of 10 because
2 * 5 = 10
now, what are the factors of 6? 
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help, solve this please.,
3 and 2?

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help, solve this please.,
is that right? then what do i do. What is the answer?

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jai,
yes! 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? 
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help, solve this please.,
idk?

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jai,
set 1: 2 and 5
set 2: 2 and 3
what number is common from both set? 
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jai,
right~! :)
now, you can cancel out 2 from both since it is a common factor:
10/6 = (2 * 5)/(2 * 3) = 5/3
so there,, :) 
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...,
so 5/3 is the answer

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jai,
you 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. :)