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**Zeeshan 01****Member**- Registered: 2016-07-22
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Find slope and inclination of points (3,-2) (2,7)

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Make a coordinate diagram like the one I have just made for the Pythagoras question.

I'll use the same letters as in that diagram.

Calculate CA and BC.

The slope is given by

This will also be the tangent of the angle of inclination, so use

where ATAN means the inverse tangent

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**Zeeshan 01****Member**- Registered: 2016-07-22
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,slope = -9 and aphha =tann inverse -9

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**Zeeshan 01****Member**- Registered: 2016-07-22
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Uff how to remember these formulas ex slope intersept normal slope point slope eq of straight line and alll slopes formulas slope of straight line etc

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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-9 is correct.

Slope is always up/across.

intercept means where a line crosses.

These pages are good, and they have interactive graphs to experiment with.

http://www.mathsisfun.com/equation_of_line.html

http://www.mathsisfun.com/data/straight_line_graph.html

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**Zeeshan 01****Member**- Registered: 2016-07-22
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And alpha is -83.68 degree why we add 180 in this ans what reason

Why slope is change in y divide by change in x

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Here is a diagram showing the line, slope and angle:

Your calculated angle is correct. But, unless you are told otherwise, it is normal to measure angles on graphs, clockwise from the positive x axis. If you do +180 - 83.68 you will get the required obtuse angle.

Why slope is change in y divide by change in x

I suppose you could have a new word, let's say epols, which is calculated by change in x divided by change in y. It is just a matter of definition. But calculating the slope by dy/dx means that the value will go up as the line gets steeper. So it makes sense to define slope this way. And it is similar* to the way geographers work out the steepness of a hillside, and road signs show that the roadway is sloping ahead.

In maths, some things are just defined a certain way and we agree to stick to that. eg. why is x across and y up? why are vectors written like this

and not like this

Bob

* Ok it's not exactly the same in geography, but let's not complicate things any more than necessary

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**Zeeshan 01****Member**- Registered: 2016-07-22
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Where is -83 degree in degree measure tool

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Do you mean in Geogebra? You need to display the tools and customise to include the angle tool. (I think???) I use Geometer's Sketchpad.

bobbym will know for sure.

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**Zeeshan 01****Member**- Registered: 2016-07-22
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why is x across and y up? why are vectors written like this

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and not like this

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**Zeeshan 01****Member**- Registered: 2016-07-22
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[2 by 1 ]and not[ 2 1]

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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What I am trying to say is "It could be either". Someone had to decide and that's what they chose. Descartes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9 … cal_legacy invented the x-y coordinate system and everyone has kept to his definition.

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