Directions: Using the whole numbers 1 through 9, no more than one time each, write the equation of a line that passes through the point with the largest possible y-intercept.

### Hint

### Hint

What makes a slope of a line “steep”?

### Answer

### Answer

y=-8/1x+9 through (2,-7)

Source: Andy Schwen

Shouldn’t there be a negative with the slope? Also the title says maximum slope, but the directions do not mention that.

LBP–you are correct. It should be in there with some additional instructions. Here is the version I have–might have left some stuff out when I submitted it. Good catch.

https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/17wNJBMkw41cOqUUvGGzo6eX-Nk1VRJNzfiVSsAofV1w

Thanks for this. I will use but just change the domain from 1 – 9 to -9 to +9

Yes. This was very confusing. I did not want to look at the answer but then I figured out the slope MUST be negative for this to work. the directions don’t allow for a negative number:(.