What You Need To Know...
Determine the slope, x-intercept, and y-intercept of a line given its graph, its equation, or two points on a line.
- The benchmark will be assessed using MC (Multiple Choice) and FR (Fill in Respons).
- Equations of lines may be represented in various forms including slope-intercept, standard, and point-slope.
- Items may include lines with zero slope or undefined slope.
- Items may be in real-world or mathematical context.
An architect designed an outdoor staircase for a house. The relationship between the height of the steps and the length of the tread is modeled by the equation 57x – 95y = 0.
Which of the following represents the slope of the equation?
An engineer needs to determine the slope between two points on a gondola ride in order to evaluate the power requirements when the gondola is full of passengers. A coordinate grid has been placed over a diagram between the two points, as shown below. For estimation purposes, a straight line between the two points can be used to find the slope.
Assuming the cable runs in a straight line, what is the slope of the line between the two points shown?
Brianna plotted the two points (20, 75) and (45, 150) on a graph. What is the x-coordinate of the x-intercept of the line that contains these two points?
Samuel graphed the equation shown below.
What is the y-intercept of the line?