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What is slope?

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  1. anonymous
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    m=(y1-y2)/(x1-x2)

  2. anonymous
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    its a line

  3. anonymous
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    I still dont get it.

  4. anonymous
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    heres an example... Y= 2X + 1 M ( M is your slope) whch is 2 over 1 B= ( B is your Y intercept) in which you start at 0,1

  5. anonymous
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    ok?

  6. anonymous
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    then you would go down from ( 0,1 ) 2 spaces down, and 1 to the right.

  7. anonymous
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    slope is the rate of change for a line. it is mathematicall defined by (y2-y1)/(x2-x1) where (x1, y1) and (x2,y2) are points on your line

  8. anonymous
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    so like -2,-5 and 2,5

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    if -2,-5 and 2,5 are points o your line then yes. however i dont think you get what i am saying. in more general terms the slope can be thought of as how quickly the y value changes relative to a change in the x value a line that looks like this / has a large slope since the height of the line changs quickly with only a small change in x whereas a line like this - has no change in its y value as the x value changes you use the formula i typed when you have two specific points from a line and need to find the slope of that line

  10. anonymous
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    your better off using the formula. i only gave you an example.

  11. anonymous
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    Ok that helps more

  12. anonymous
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    what is the formula again

  13. anonymous
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    slope=(y2-y1)/(x2-x1)

  14. anonymous
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    ok thanks i think I get it

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