# Homework Help: SAT level slope question

1. Aug 15, 2012

### mynameisfunk

Had a SAT level geometry question from a student and didn't know how to solve it. I redrew what the picture was and the question asked for the slope. I know PF better than that but don't just give me the answer bc I need to know how to solve.

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2. Aug 15, 2012

### mathman

There is not enough information on the picture. You need to specify the coordinates of two points to get the slope.

3. Aug 15, 2012

### SteveL27

Perhaps we're given that the point of intersection bisects the line segment between the axes. That would be solvable. OP, is that an additional given?

4. Aug 16, 2012

### Mentallic

The equation of a line is $y=ax+b$ for some unknown constants a and b. Since we are given the value of one of the points, (x,y)=(3,4) then plugging it into this equation yields $4=3a+b$

Just one more equation and then we can solve for a and b simultaneously. Good luck!