afritts1987

10-09-2008, 10:04 PM

10-foot plank is used to brace a basement wall during construction of a home. The plank is nailed to the wall 6 feet above the floor. The slope of the plank is _____?

Now, would I use the number 10 and the number 6 as the coordinates or points for x and y? Otherwise I don't understand how to get the slope from a word problem.

Now, would I use the number 10 and the number 6 as the coordinates or points for x and y? Otherwise I don't understand how to get the slope from a word problem.