Slope is a very important concept to understand in Algebra. Therefore, I've created three different lessons to help you gain a full understanding.
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Slope is used very often in Mathematics. It can be used to actually find how steep a particular line is, or it can be used to show how much something has changed over time. We calculate slope by using the following definition.
In Algebra, slope is defined as the rise over the run. This is written as a fraction like this:
Let's look at an example:
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Great Job! Just remember that slope is a fraction: rise/run. Calculate your rise and then your run! If your rise is downhill it is negative. If your run is to the left it is also negative!
You can choose any two points on the line to calculate your slope! The slope is constant throughout the whole line.
Now you are ready to move onto Graphing Slope!
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