Posted by **john** on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 10:53pm.

if the slope of a line is 8/4, do we simplify it to 2? or does it stay at 8/4?

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**Steve**, Friday, May 10, 2013 at 10:35am
2 is better. One generally reduces fractions when possible.

If there are other fractions present where 8/4 makes more sense, then it'd be perfectly fine to use that form.

As a final answer, though, 2 would usually be preferred.

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