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wat is the rise and the run of a slope ??

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wat is the rise and the run of a slope ??

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- anonymous

it is the change in ((y2-y1)/(x2-x1))

- anonymous

better yet M=((y2-y1)/(x2-x1))

- anonymous

yea but how do i find the rise and the run on the graph ?

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Pick 2 known points on the graph. make sure they are clearly defined at the points you pick. If possible i always use the point of origin (0,0) but you can always use that. after you have your 2 known points subtrack the y values and point in in the numerator slot and the x values and put it in the denomator slot and this will give you yoru M value, or slope, or your rise over run.

- anonymous

alright, now how do i know if its a positive or a negative?

- anonymous

If the line is sloping upward from left to right, so the slope is positive (+).

- anonymous

and If the line is sloping downward from left to right, so the slope is negative (-).

- anonymous

does that answer your question?

- anonymous

Starting at the top of the graph, if it runs from the left to the right like \ then it is negative, but if it runs from the right to the left as you go towards the bottom like / then it is positive.

- anonymous

you are going to find out when you subtract the values of your known points.

- anonymous

thankyou, but im still alittle confused about which is the rise and which is the run :S i can do the formula which is m=(y2-y1)/(x2-x1) but i dont get the rise/run thing on a line graph could u please explain ?

- anonymous

Rise is the vertical change (y2-y1) and run is the horizontal change (x2-x1).

- anonymous

and you always measure it to the y axis?

- anonymous

pretty sure yes

- anonymous

alright thankyou so much :D !

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