# How do you graph a line when the slope is a decimal?

In fraction form, this $\frac{5}{2}$. This means that every 5 units you go up, you go to the right by 2 units. This is equivalent to the decimal form because if you go up 2.5 twice (this is 5 units), you go to the right 1 unit twice (this is 2 units). When possible, change from decimal to fraction notation. You can more easily/visually graph your line that way. When you change to fraction notation, your rise is your numerator. Your run is your denominator. When you have a negative slope, remember that you go to the left when you go up.