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  1. BIG BIRDY

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    My son took his sats maths today. One of the questions was what is the gradient of the line if y=3x+5? MMMMmmmmmm?
    So he didn't know where to start, so he wrote as his answer......Not very steep!
     
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    LOL. Bless him:D
     
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    ohhh - at least he had a go and wrote something ..... better than leaving a gap. Bless
     
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    so anyone know the answer?......
     
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    Well I'd give him a mark!
    there are times in life when an anser like this, said with confidence & a straight face can get you out of a tight spot.
    What age is he?
     
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    come on hedgehog, you can do it!
    it's not hard
     
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    well I made what I thought was a great start

    y - 3x = 5

    but I am pretty sure I'm supposed to take it somewhere else and that completely eludes my poor brain LOL
     
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    Try putting no's in for x & see what you get.
    x=0 so y = 0+5 = 5
    x=1 so y = 3+5 =8.
    x=2 so y =6+5=11 etc
    Its a line running from top R of the page to bttom R.
    It crosses the y axis at 5 & the L axis at about -1.7.
     
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    LOL cool...he should become a politician.
     
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    My daughter had her SATS today too .... I shall ask her if she knows the answer and get back to you. Obviously I haven't got a clue!!!
     
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    y=3x+5

    3 is the gradient
    5 is the intercept

    I'm none the wiser ;).
     
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    Yep the gradient is 3, and the y intercept is 5. The number before the x changes the steepness of the graph, the gradient.
     
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    ha ha me neither, did he know this just by looking at it or did he "solve" it, please tell ....
     
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    thanks for the replies! So many brainy people out there! Wish I knew the answer too!
     
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    He should know the answer by just looking at, I teach secondary maths, the question would only be worth 1 mark so no solving required.
     
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    LOL I just showed that to my son and he got a laugh out of it. He did his maths SATs yesterday as well, said that he didn't get that question, but something similar. He didn't get it either
     
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    bless his cotton socks. He has reminded me why I work with kids.
     
  20. BIG BIRDY

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    Funny that. It reminds me of why I don't!
     
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    LOL!!!

    I read the original post and thought like mother like son;):D Gets his wit from you I feel

    Tracey
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    Yes he does possibly!! Daughter inherited OH 's fab maths abilities, son had mine......
     
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