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Slope Between Points
Part of the solving process for these problems involves finding the slope between two points. Other steps are required as well.

Related Resources
Interactive resources from our Math Tools project:
   Algebra: Linear Equations
The closest match in our Ask Dr. Math archives:
   High School: Linear Equations
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   Algebra Standard for Grades 9-12

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At Least This Many - Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Using two data points from the NBA statistics chart, form an equation (y = mx + b style), then use it to predict other data points. ... more>>

Bowl-O-Rama! - Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 1. Given information about the number of games two people bowled and how much each paid, determine the cost of bowling at Bowl-O-Rama. ... more>>

Building a Bakery - Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 3. Find the best place to build the bakery so that the delivery miles to the stores are minimized. ... more>>

Buried Treasure - Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 3. The pirate Algebeard has drawn an unusual treasure map. Can you determine where his treasure is buried? ... more>>

Capture the Flag! - Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 4. Help the Algebra and Geometry classes at Mathland High find the equation of a perpendicular bisector to fairly divide the woods for their game of Capture the Flag. ... more>>

Crossed Wires - Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 3. Guy wires support two poles of different heights. Find the height of their intersection and explore what happens as the distance between the poles changes. ... more>>

Heating the Tub - Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 1. Water in a hot tub is heated. Given two times and the temperature at those times, find an equation that models the heating process, then use it to predict temperatures and times as the heating continues. ... more>>

Hole in One! - Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 4. Given the dimensions of a miniature golf hole, use slopes to determine how Tiger needs to hit his shot to make a hole in one. ... more>>

Laser Tag - Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 3. Help Karsten determine where he needs to shoot his laser in order to hit his friend Jorge in a game of laser tag. ... more>>

Marsha's Triangle - Marsha Hurwitz
Algebra, difficulty level 3. Find the area of an isosceles triangle whose two legs are on the x and y axes and whose hypotenuse passes through the point (c,d). ... more>>

Math on the Midway - Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 1. Can you win the carnival midway math game by finding a pattern in the numbers? ... more>>

Splitting a Square - Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 3. A square is drawn on a coordinate plane with vertices P(1, 0), Q(2, 0), R(2, 1) and S(1, 1). A line is drawn from the origin that cuts the square into two sections whose areas are in a ratio of 2:1. What's the equation of the "cutting" line? ... more>>

A Tale of Two Intercepts - Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 3. Find the distance between two y-intercepts. ... more>>

Texting 1, 2, 3 - Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Determine the pricing of Kheri's cell phone texting plan. ... more>>

The Coordinate Carousel - Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 3. Mrs. Nomial is watching her daughters on the carousel and notices something interesting. Determine how far away from the edge of the carousel she is standing. ... more>>

What's My Line? - Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 1. Given a set of eight points in the Cartesian plane, find the three that are collinear. ... more>>

X Marks the Spot - Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 3. A Spanish pirate buries his treasure on an island in a very mathematical manner. Can you locate the "X" spot? ... more>>

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