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Max Slope and Y-Intercept

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.



What makes a slope of a line “steep”?



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

Source: Andy Schwen

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

  2. 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:(.

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