2004 AMC 12A Problems/Problem 5

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The graph of the line $y=mx+b$ is shown. Which of the following is true?

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$\mathrm {(A)} mb<-1 \qquad \mathrm {(B)} -1<mb<0 \qquad \mathrm {(C)} mb=0 \qquad \mathrm {(D)} 0<mb<1 \qquad \mathrm {(E)} mb>1$


It looks like it has a slope of $-\dfrac{1}{2}$ and is shifted $\dfrac{4}{5}$ up.

$\dfrac{4}{5}\cdot \dfrac{-1}{2}=\dfrac{-4}{10} \Rightarrow \mathrm {(B)}$

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