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Introduction to Slope

Introduction to Slope

Author: Anthony Varela

This lesson provides an introduction to slope.

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Key Formulas

m equals fraction numerator y subscript 2 space minus y subscript 1 over denominator x subscript 2 minus x subscript 1 end fraction

Terms to Know
  • parallel lines

    lines that never intersect; they have identical slopes

  • perpendicular lines

    lines that intersect at a right angle; they have opposite reciprocal slopes

  • slope

    the steepness of a line; found by dividing the change in y-coordinates by the change in x-coordinates from any two points on a line