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Homework Help: Is rise over run the way you find slope?

  1. Nov 3, 2005 #1
    Is rise over run the way you find slope?
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  3. Nov 3, 2005 #2


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    Yes it is. Its like saying

    [tex]m = \frac{Y_2-Y_1}{X_2-X_1}[/tex]
  4. Nov 4, 2005 #3


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    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):

    [tex]m = \frac{{\Delta y}}{{\Delta x}}[/tex]
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