# If the slope is negative is the rise OR the run negative?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 6, 2015

Either but not both.

#### Explanation:

If you have two points

Suppose

If the *rise* is positive, then the *run* must be negative in order that

*rise* / *run* < 0.

If the *rise* is negative, then the *run* must be positive in order that

*rise* / *run* < 0.