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Unformatted text preview: The slope is defined to be the change in y divided by the change in x. Point (2,8) is home plate, so its generic coordinate becomes (x ,y ). Point (3,6) is first base, so its generic coordinate becomes (x 1 ,y 1 ). The slope = (y 1 y ) / (x 1 x ) = (68) / (32) = 2 / 1 = 2 If your head spinning, then try to remember the following: We always run from home plate to first base. Home plate is designated as 0, and first base is designated as 1. Slope = (y I am going TO  y I am coming FROM) divided by (x I am going TO  x I am coming FROM)....
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