Author:
Craig Nelson

To explain what a slope is and how it can be found using two points from a line. Also defines the slope of horizontal and vertical lines.

A visual explanation of what slope is and how it is found.

Tutorial

• Horizontal Line - A horizontal line is parallel to or on the plane of the horizon. Has a slope of Zero.

• Vertical Line - A vertical line is perpendicular to a horizontal line and is upright through the coordinate plane. Slope is Undefined.

• Slope - The slope is a measure of the steepness of a line or function at any given point.

• Delta - The delta symbol signifies a change.

• Ordered Pairs - Ordered pairs are coordinates that can be plotted on the coordinate plane and take the form of (x,y).

• Linear equation - An algebraic equation where the terms are either a constant, a single variable, or the product of a constant and a variable.