What is Slope?

1 Answer
Jun 8, 2018

Answer:

Slope is the change in the y values divided by the change in the x values

Explanation:

#"slope"="rate of change in y"/"rate of change in x" ="rise"/"run"#

#(color(blue)(x_1),color(blue)(y_1))#

#(color(red)(x_2),color(red)(y_2))#

#color(green)m =(color(red)(y_2)-color(blue)(y_1))/(color(red)(x_2)-color(blue)(x_1))#

Is is often expressed as rise over run.