Gradient as many knows is rise/run or the ratio between the change of Y over change of X(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

However, whats the meaning then?

It has no significant true meaning to a linear slope, the only true meaning is

- when i inverse tangent O/A(the gradient) ( right hand side of the picture ) i get the hypotenuse

- when i inverse sine O/H which i do not know the meaning ( left hand side of the picture ) i get the hypotenuse

Thanks in advance, did appreciate the help

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# Homework Help: I need help in understanding Gradient

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