math

posted by .

This is my homework assignment, and this isn't the real problem. I made this one up. so you could walk me through the steps so I can do the real problem!!
Thank you(:


What is the slope of the line that passes through the pair of points (3/2 , -2) and (-3, 7/3).

  • math -

    slope = (difference in the y values)/(difference in the x values), make sure you subract in the "same direction"

    slope = (-2 - 7/3)/(3/2 - (-3)
    = (-6/3 - 7/3)/(3/2 + 6/2)
    =(-13/3) / (9/2)
    = (-13/3)(2/9) = -26/27

    by subtracting in the same direction ....
    we could have done:
    slope = (7/3 - (-2)) / (-3 - 3/2)
    and obtain exactly the same anwer

  • math -

    Thank you so much Reiny I finally understand (: it means a lot!

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Math

    I haven't done factoring in ages I'm trying to factor this X^2 - 2X + 8 If i remeber correctly sense the leading coefficent is 1 the factored form is in this format (X-A)(X-B) which would give you X^2 -AX - Bx + AB or simply X^2 -(A+B)X …
  2. communication

    Buying time with limited agreement is a useful strategy when you: have too much work to do. cannot think of anything to say. want to avoid escalating a conflict but do not agree with the other person. know that the presenting problem …
  3. algebra homework

    Kim starts to walk 3 mi to school at 7:30 A.M. with a temperature of 0°F. Her brother Bryan starts at 7:50 A.M. on his bicycle, traveling 10 mph faster than Kim. If they get to school at the same time, then how fast is each one traveling?
  4. Business English

    Buying time with limited agreement is a useful strategy when you: A. Have too much work to do. B. Cannot think of anything to say. C. Want to avoid escalating a conflict but do not agree with other person D. Know that the presenting …
  5. math

    write a real-world problem involving multiple steps, then solve our problem
  6. One college algebra ?

    Hello I have a question about a problem. The problem is (- 25/9)^3/2. Its multiple choice however I think they are tricking us. A. 125/27 B. - 125/27 C. 125/3 D. Not a real number I got A as an answer but feel that it is not a real …
  7. Real Analysis

    Let a be a real number and let m, n be natural numbers such that m < n. Prove that if 0 < a < 1 --> a^n < a^m < 1. So, what I thought to start was: since 0 < a 0 < a^n Also a < 1, a^n < 1. By the property …
  8. Algebra

    Write a real world problem that you can model with the two step equation 5x+7=10. Then solve the problem. I understand that the answer is 3/5, but how would I put this in a real world situation?
  9. Math

    Can someone walk me through this? For the equation Ax + By = C (where A, B, C are real numbers) what is the slope (in terms of the traditional y = mx+ b) and state any restrictions. Please!
  10. Math

    Hi, if anyone can help me with this problem I would greatly appreciate it. I understood all my other math problems except for this one. So if anyone could help walk me through the steps so I know for next time how to solve problems …

More Similar Questions