What is the slope of 3--3 over -4-3
Hi Ashley, I have to agree with Vivian on this one. The way you stated your question looks like you already did the rise over run part of it but you were having trouble with the next step combining the signed numbers. Remember that when ever you have two minus signs right together when you are combining change it to a positive. Therefore the numerator becomes 3 + 3 or 6. The denominator -4 -3 becomes -7 because whenever you combine numbers with like signs you get the sum and keep the same sign. So the slope is -6/7 like Vivian said or 6/-7 or -(6/7). Either of those 3 are equivalent. Shannon picked what you gave as points. If they were points there would be a comma between the numbers and each pair would have had parenthesis around them. I don't think she saw the double minus sign either and her final step of -6/1 should yield -6 not -1. Sorry Shannon I am not picking on you.