What is the slope of the line passing through the following points: # (12,9), (4,7) #?
Slope is the measurement of steepness in the smallest possible units. You get it by putting the distance they are apart vertically over the distance they are apart horizontally. (Y distance over X - distance). It's draw like a fraction.
A Fun Poem to remember this is "finding the slope is easy and fun, just remember rise over run!"
There are two ways to find the slope of a line, the easiest way is to make a graph and count how far apart the points are by making a right triangle. Here is this problem drawn out;
So for this it would b represented as
The other way is to use the Slope formula which is
Solving using the formula: