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Explain what the slope of each line below represents. Then find the slope and give its units. Homework Help ✎

  1. 7.3.4-115a

    The slope represents the change in height of a candle per minute.

    The line is horizontal and shows no change; therefore, the slope is zero and the candle is not burning.

  1. 7.3.4-115b

    The slope represents the gallons per month of water being removed from a well.

    Using a slope triangle, find the distances of both legs of the triangle. Remember that the slope is the rise over the run, or the change in y over the change in .