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Slope of a Line. Slope basically describes the steepness of a line. If a line goes up from left to right, then the slope has to be positive. Conversely, if a line goes down from left to right, then the slope has to be negative. Definitions of Slope.

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## Slope of a Line

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**Slope of a Line**Slope basically describes the steepness of a line**If a line goes up from left to right, then the slope has to**be positive Conversely, if a line goes down from left to right, then the slope has to be negative**Definitions of Slope**Slope is simply the change in the vertical distance over the change in the horizontal distance**The formula above is the one which we will use to find the**slope of specific lines In order to use that formula we need to know, or be able to find 2 points on the line**If a line is in the form Ax + By = C, we can use the**following formula to find the slope:**Horizontal lines have a slope of zero while vertical lines**have no slope m = 0 Vertical Horizontal m = no slope**This powerpoint was kindly donated to**www.worldofteaching.com http://www.worldofteaching.com is home to over a thousand powerpoints submitted by teachers. This is a completely free site and requires no registration. Please visit and I hope it will help in your teaching.

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