Rise: The vertical distance between two points on a line.

Answer the following
questions about the rise of a line.

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Graded Response

a) A line has a rise of 6 units for every horizontal
increase of 1 unit. What is the slope of the line?

a)

b) A line has
a slope of -2. Find the value of x if the line
passes through the points (2, 7) and (5,x)?

b)

c) A roof is
built using the equation
y = 1/2 x + 15, where y is the vertical distance of
the boards from the ground, and x is the horizontal
distance of the boards. If the roof is symmetrical and
is 20 feet wide, then how many feet high is the roof
from the top of the house?