write the slope of x+2y=16 pls help fast

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write the slope of x+2y=16 pls help fast

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1 year 2021-08-26T05:03:46+00:00 2 Answers 6 views 0

1. Step-by-step explanation:

x+2y=16

-× -×

2y=-x+16

÷2. ÷2

y=-1/2x+8

slope is -1/2

2. Answer: $$-\frac{1}{2}$$

Step-by-step explanation:

To find the slope, let’s turn the equation into slope-interept form. In slope intercept form, y=mx+b, we know that m=slope.

$$x+2y=16$$             [subtract both sides by x]

$$2y=-x+16$$          [divide both sides by 2]

$$y=-\frac{1}{2}x+8$$

Now, we know that $$m=-\frac{1}{2}$$. That tells us $$-\frac{1}{2}$$ is the slope.