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Slope Calculator

To find the slope of a straight line, enter the coordinates of the points in the slope formula calculator.

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This slope finder is an online tool that helps its users in computing the slope of a line using two points. In the result section of this calculator, one can also find slope graphs and slope angles.

What is Slope?

Slope and gradient are two names for one thing and that is “rise over run”. In simple words, change in the y-axis divided by change in the x-axis. 

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A slope gives information about the line. It tells us if the value of x is increased by “1”, by “how much” the value of y will increase. The slope is usually represented by m.  

The slope is also used to make the linear equation using Slope-intercept form.

Slope Formula

The formula of the slope is:

m = Δy/Δyyx2-x1

Where,

  • y is the position of the point on the y-axis.
  • x is the position of a point on the x-axis.

How to find Slope?

Example

A straight line exists in the cartesian plane. The two points of the line are (2,4) and (7,5). Find the slope of line using these points. 

Solution

Step 1: Identify the points.

X1 = 2

X2 = 7

Y1 = 4

Y2 = 5

Step 2: Use the values in the formula.

m = (y2 - y1)/(x2 - x1)

m = (5 - 4)/(7 - 2)

m = 1/5

m = 0.2

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