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The slope of line k

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Quantity A
Quantity B
The slope of line k
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A) Quantity A is greater.
B) Quantity B is greater.
C) The two quantities are equal.
D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

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It's useful to know that a slope of 1 will produce a line that goes at a 45 degree angle. It will also pass through a series of points in which x and y are the same, i.e. (4, 4), (27, 27), (-11, -11), etc.

The picture shows a slope that appears more steep than a 45 degree angle. Verifying that it is in fact steeper, we can compare the line with the point (3, 4). A line drawn through the origin to the point (3, 4) would go upwards more than it went rightwards, so would be steeper than a slope of 1. This slope is steeper than that. Thus, the answer is A.
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