Is rise over run the way you find slope?

1. Nov 3, 2005

Anika87

Is rise over run the way you find slope?

2. Nov 3, 2005

ranger

Yes it is. Its like saying

$$m = \frac{Y_2-Y_1}{X_2-X_1}$$

3. Nov 4, 2005

TD

Indeed, note that it is the 'change' in y-values divided by the 'change' in x-values. We can write this as (and this is equivalent to the expression above):

$$m = \frac{{\Delta y}}{{\Delta x}}$$