# Slope Calculator

## Slope Formula

m =y

_{2}- y

_{1}/ x

_{2}- x

_{1}

*Note that m is the math variable that stands for slope.

Also note that the slope of a line measures how steep the line is and is often referred to as rise over run. The rise refers to how many units there are when moving up or down from one point to another, this would be the y value. The run refers to how many units there are when moving left or right from one point to another and this change refers to the x value (horizontal).

## Sample Slope Problem

Find the slope of a line that passes through points (4,-3) and (-7,3).The answer is: 6/-11

The equation looks like the following:

m =

3

_{2}- -3

_{1}/ -7

_{2}- 4

_{1}

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