When asked to write a point slope equation for a line passing through the points (-3,-5) and (2,4) a student wrote y-4=-9/5(x-2). how can he fix thi to write the correct equation?

QUESTION POSTED AT 01/06/2020 - 02:55 PM

Answered by admin AT 01/06/2020 - 02:55 PM

(-3,-5)(2,4)
slope(m) = (4 - (-5) / (2 - (-3) = (4 + 5) / (2 + 3) = 9/5

y - y1 = m(x - x1)
slope(m) = 9/5
(2,4)...x1 = 2 and y1 = 4
sub
y - 4 = 9/5(x - 1)....this is the correct answer

the student figured the slope wrong....it is 9/5...not -9/5
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