the slope of a line is -3.5. Determine two possible measurements for the legs of similar slope triangles
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Consider the right angle triangle (as not enough information is given)
Slope of hypotenuse = tan x = leg / base
Given: Slope = -3.5
Thus, Leg / Base = -3.5
Now there can be various combination of leg and base values to get a slope of -3.5. Two possible can be -
Leg = 7 , Base = 2, and
Leg = 14, Base = 4
Negative sign in the slope value tells about the angle being obtuse and has nothing to do with the side lengths. Thus both values (7,2) and (14,4) will give a slope of 3.5
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