# my son.......

LOL. Bless him

#### Hedgehog

##### Gold Member
so anyone know the answer?......

#### jane

##### Opinionated
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?

#### jane

##### Opinionated
so anyone know the answer?......
come on hedgehog, you can do it!
it's not hard

#### Hedgehog

##### Gold Member
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

#### jane

##### Opinionated
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.

#### GaynorEm

##### Proper Little Madam
LOL cool...he should become a politician.

#### shinyhappyperson

##### Silver Member
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!!!

#### shinyhappyperson

##### Silver Member
What is the gradient of the line if y=3x+5?

y=3x+5

3 is the gradient
5 is the intercept

I'm none the wiser .

#### xkarina24

##### Full Member
Yep the gradient is 3, and the y intercept is 5. The number before the x changes the steepness of the graph, the gradient.

#### Hedgehog

##### Gold Member
y=3x+5

3 is the gradient
5 is the intercept

I'm none the wiser .
ha ha me neither, did he know this just by looking at it or did he "solve" it, please tell ....

#### BIG BIRDY

##### Silver Member
thanks for the replies! So many brainy people out there! Wish I knew the answer too!

#### xkarina24

##### Full Member
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.

#### Caress

##### Silver Member
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

#### alybongo

##### Full Member

bless his cotton socks. He has reminded me why I work with kids.

#### BIG BIRDY

##### Silver Member

bless his cotton socks. He has reminded me why I work with kids.

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

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

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

Tracey
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#### BIG BIRDY

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

#### Mini

Staff member
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!
Love it

LOL cool...he should become a politician.
I agree

bless his cotton socks. He has reminded me why I work with kids.
Awwww....

Funny that. It reminds me of why I don't!
I was not expecting this to be your reply BB and I nearly wet myself.

LOL