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23 August, 02:44

What is the slope of the function, represented by the table of values below?

X=-2,0,4,6,9

Y=10,4,-8,-14,-23

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  1. 23 August, 04:35
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    We'll assume that this is a linear function, since "slope" hints at a constant rate of change.

    As x increases from - 2 to 0, an increase of 2, y decreases from 10 to 4, a change of - 6.

    Thus, the slope is m = - 6 / 2, or m = - 3.
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