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 ) = (6-8) / (3-2) = -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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