Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 5 - Linear Functions - Get Ready!: 15

Answer

The slope of a line describes how steep the line is.

Work Step by Step

Just like the example describes, if a hill is very steep, it will have a very high slope. A line is exactly the same. If you start on the left side of the graph and imagine yourself walking up the line, a line with a high slope will be just like a hill that is steep.
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