Slope of Line Given Two Points

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In this lesson, you will learn how to find the slope of a line given two points. By labeling the coordinates as x1, x2, y1, and y2, you can easily subtract them in the correct order to get the change in y over the change in x. Using the formula y2-y1/x2-x1, you can determine the slope of the line. Don't make the mistake of subtracting a negative number from a positive number, as this will lead to an incorrect answer.

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Given two points find the slope of the line

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do I find the slope of a line if I know 2 points that are on the line?
  • What is the slope of the line that goes through the two points (5,-6) and (7,9)?
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    In this lesson, the teacher shows an example of how to find the slope of a line when you know two points that are on the line.