# 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):

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