What is the slope of the line as shown in the picture?
Let's put 2 points on the graph. We will calculate the change in x and y using these points.
First, you 'run' to the left. This gives:
change in x = 0 - 3
= -3 units
Now, you climb up. This gives:
change in y = 6 - 0
= -6 units
Alternately, you can get the change in y and x by counting the number of grids.
With the 'change in y' = 6 units and 'change in x' = -3 units, you can now calculate the slope:
slope = change in y / change in x
From Step 2, the slope of the line is -2. Therefore, the answer is D.
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