*A*and

*B*have

*xy*-coordinates (5, 2

*c*) and (6,

*c*^2), respectively. If points

*A*and

*B*lie on line

*k*, which has slope 8, then

*c*could equal

(A) -4

(B) -3

(C) 1

(D) 2

(E) 4

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Answer E

ReplyDeletemy answer is E

ReplyDeleteE

ReplyDeleteformula for slope; y2-y1/x2-x1

ReplyDelete=> (2c-c^2)/(5-6)=8

Simplify and organize on one side of the equal sign, then you get; c^2-2c-8=0

(c-4)(c+2)=0

Either c=4 or c=-2

=> c=4 => E