H honorspianist New member Joined Aug 27, 2006 Messages 2 Aug 29, 2006 #1 hello, could anybody help me with this one? thanks. find the value of b so that the graph of bx+4y = 6 has a slope of 3.

hello, could anybody help me with this one? thanks. find the value of b so that the graph of bx+4y = 6 has a slope of 3.

skeeter Senior Member Joined Dec 15, 2005 Messages 2,396 Aug 29, 2006 #2 solve for y to get the equation in point-slope form ... bx + 4y = 6 4y = -bx + 6 y = (-b/4)x + (3/2) now, what represents the slope in the last equation? ... set that equal to 3 and solve.

solve for y to get the equation in point-slope form ... bx + 4y = 6 4y = -bx + 6 y = (-b/4)x + (3/2) now, what represents the slope in the last equation? ... set that equal to 3 and solve.