 # Lines and Slopes Example 1 Find the Slope

• Slides: 36 Lines and Slopes Example 1: Find the Slope Possibilities for a Line’s Slope Possibilities for a Line’s Slope Example 2: Find the Slope Solution Practice Exercise  Point-slope Form of the Equation of a Line Example 3: Writing the Point. Slope Equation of a Line Write the point-slope form of the equation of the line passing through (1, 3) with a slope of 4. Then solve the equation for y.  Practice Exercise  Practice Exercises 1. Write the point-slope form of the equation of the line passing through (4, -1) with a slope of 8. Then solve the equation for y. 2. Write the point-slope form of the equation of the line passing through the points ( -2, 0) and (0, 2). Then solve the equation for y. Answers to Practice Exercises The Slope-Intercept Form of the Equation of a Line Y-intercept is b Slope is m Graphing y=mx+b Using the Slope and y-Intercept. Plot the y-intercept on the y-axis. This is the point (0, b). n Obtain a second point using the slope, m. Write m as a fraction, and use rise over run starting at the yintercept to plot this point n Graphing y=mx+b Using the Slope and y-Intercept. n Use a straightedge to draw a line through the two points. Draw arrowheads at the ends of line to show that the line continues indefinitely in both directions. Example 5: Graphing by Using the Slope and y-Intercept First use the y -intercept 2, to plot the point (0, 2). Starting at (0, 2), move 3 units up and 1 unit to the right. This gives us the second point of the line. Use a straightedge to draw a line through the two points. Practice Exercises Answers to Practice Exercises Equation of a Horizontal Line Y-intercept is 4 Equation of a Vertical Line X-intercept is -5 Example 6: Graphing a Horizontal Line Y-intercept is 5. Example 7: Graphing a Vertical Line X-intercept is – 5. Practice Exercises Answers to Practice Exercises General Form of the Equation of a Line Equations of Lines Example 8: Finding the Slope and the y-Intercept  Practice Exercises Parallel and Perpendicular Lines n n Parallel lines have the same or equal slopes Perpendicular lines have opposite, reciprocal slopes n Example the following lines are perpendicular Answers to Practice Exercises Answers to Practice Exercises