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Re: Question on slopes and intersects

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  • trilliwig
    ... eventually the ... I just ... This doesn t involve factoring; all you have to do is write the slope of the line as a fraction in lowest terms, which can be
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 7, 2004
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      --- In primenumbers@yahoogroups.com, Kevin Acres <research@r...> wrote:
      > I should add the clarification that y1 and y2
      > even though not whole numbers are also not irrational. So
      eventually the
      > line will intersect an x,y coordinate where both are whole numbers,
      I just
      > don't know how to calculate this.

      This doesn't involve factoring; all you have to do is write the slope
      of the line as a fraction in lowest terms, which can be done with a
      gcd computation.

      Sam
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