Finding the slope

Section 4.2

Section 4.2: Finding the slope of a line

The slope of a line is the ratio of the change in y values over the change in x values.

The slope of a line is the ratio of the rise over the run.

The slope of a line is labeled with the letter m.

(Larson, 150)

Slope formula

To find the slope of a line that goes through (x1, y1) and (x2, y2), use the formula:


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