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Slope Calculator

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Slope Calculator

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Slope Calculator

Step 1. Identify two points on the line.

Point 1:
Point 2:
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INTRO
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The slope of a line tells us how steep the line is and in which direction it moves.

Let’s use a roller-coaster to help us visualize slope:

Slope:

✨ Change the slope to see how it affects the line! ✨

The bigger the slope, the steeper the line, and if the slope is the line moves upwards.

To calculate slope, we divide the vertical change (rise) between two points by the horizontal change (run) between the same two points.

Point 1:
Point 2:

It’s really important that the - and -values from the same point line up!

Slope Formula:
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The formula for slope is commonly written as ; however, we can also use because it still gives us the vertical change (rise) over the horizontal change (run).

For example, the slope of the line that passes through and can be found by doing either of the following:

OR

As long as the and from each point line up vertically, with the -values on top and the -values on bottom, we’ll get the correct value for the slope.

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KEY STEPS
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How to Find the Slope

Step 1. Identify two points on the line.

Step 2. Find the vertical change (rise).

Step 3. Find the horizontal change (run).

Step 4. Divide the vertical change by the horizontal change (rise over run).

The line when the slope is positive.
LESSON
β€” Finding the Slope
PRACTICE
β€” Finding the Slope
CONCLUSION
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