Math 9th grade slopes

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A line connecting (5, 6) to another point has an undefined slope. What is the closest point on this line with whole number coordinates below (5, 6)?

  • Math 9th grade slopes -

    since the slope is undefined, the line must be vertical.
    Clearly the point with integer coordinates just below (5,6) would be (5,5)

  • Math 9th grade slopes -

    A line with a slope of -2 passes through the point (1, 7). What is the closest point on the line above (1, 7) which has whole number coordinates?

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