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    slopes and coordinates

    Alright, this one is kind of muzzling with my mind.

    One endpoint of a line segment is A(4,6). The other endpoint is on the x-axis. Determine the coordinates of the endpoint on the x axis for the following slope.

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    I already figured out that since its on the x axis , the coordinates would already be (x,0)
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    Quote Originally Posted by simplekin View Post
    Alright, this one is kind of muzzling with my mind.

    One endpoint of a line segment is A(4,6). The other endpoint is on the x-axis. Determine the coordinates of the endpoint on the x axis for the following slope.

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    I already figured out that since its on the x axis , the coordinates would already be (x,0)
    yes, and recall, \mbox{Slope } = \frac {y_2 - y_1}{x_2 - x_1}

    thus we have: \mbox{Slope } = \frac 12 = \frac {6 - 0}{4 - x}

    now solve for x
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