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 Post subject: Slope Intercept Step-By-Step HELP PLEASE?Posted: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 02:43:12 UTC
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I Have A Work Sheet That Has Questions Like This

2x + 3y = 6
M=______ B=_______

Can Someone Explain To Me How To Do This Step-By-Step Because I Have No Clue..

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 Post subject: Re: Slope Intercept Step-By-Step HELP PLEASE?Posted: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 02:44:04 UTC
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emlynn7 wrote:
I Have A Work Sheet That Has Questions Like This

2x + 3y = 6
M=______ B=_______

Can Someone Explain To Me How To Do This Step-By-Step Because I Have No Clue..

The slope-intercept form is , so the method is to solve for y in terms of x.

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 Post subject: Re: Slope Intercept Step-By-Step HELP PLEASE?Posted: Sat, 11 Feb 2012 19:00:43 UTC
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"emlynn7", did you figure it out yet?

Given the original equation:

2x + 3y = 6

Get the y variable on one side of the equation by itself:

3y = -2x + 6

Then get y by itself by dividing through the entire equation by 3:

y = (-2/3)x + 2

This equation is now in the form y = mx + b.
Can you now identify m and b?

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 Post subject: Re: Slope Intercept Step-By-Step HELP PLEASE?Posted: Sat, 11 Feb 2012 19:51:34 UTC
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emlynn7 wrote:
I Have A Work Sheet That Has Questions Like This

2x + 3y = 6
M=______ B=_______

Can Someone Explain To Me How To Do This Step-By-Step Because I Have No Clue..

It's unfortunate that your teacher didn't explain what M and B are in straight line equation..

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 Post subject: Re: Slope Intercept Step-By-Step HELP PLEASE?Posted: Sat, 11 Feb 2012 20:33:07 UTC
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Denis wrote:
emlynn7 wrote:
I Have A Work Sheet That Has Questions Like This

2x + 3y = 6
M=______ B=_______

Can Someone Explain To Me How To Do This Step-By-Step Because I Have No Clue..

It's unfortunate that your teacher didn't explain what M and B are in straight line equation..

Yes, usually they go from standard to slope-intercept with a formula.

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