Can anybody help me do this please... thank you so much.

A line with y-intercept 5 and positive slope is drawn such that this line intersects

Attachment 20168. What is the least slope of such a line?

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- Dec 21st 2010, 05:39 AMrcsWhat is the least slope of such a line?
Can anybody help me do this please... thank you so much.

**A line with y-intercept 5 and positive slope is drawn such that this line intersects**

Attachment 20168. What is the least slope of such a line? - Dec 21st 2010, 06:42 AMrcs
The best!

- Dec 21st 2010, 06:53 AMProve It
- Dec 21st 2010, 07:28 AMrcs
yeah sir Prove it, i see the answer of 4/3 in the problem from the booklet of PMO, but there is no solution to reach to that answer, how does it related to the first answer you have shown sir? are both the same?

thanks a lot. Mwah - Dec 21st 2010, 07:32 AMrcs
thanks Sir Soroban :) nice Job too.

- Dec 21st 2010, 07:43 AMProve It
- Dec 21st 2010, 07:45 AMrcs
thanks sir. i take your advice.

- Dec 21st 2010, 09:26 AMSoroban
Hello, Prove It!

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But it didn't say that the line was tangent to the circle, only that it intersects the circle.

That's true, but if the line is a*secant*to the circle, it will have a larger slope.

- Dec 21st 2010, 09:34 AMCaptainBlack
- Dec 21st 2010, 04:14 PMArchie Meade