Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 3 - Section 3.3 - Slope - Concept and Vocabulary Check - Page 241: 1



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Slope is defined as the "rise" of a line over the "run" of a line. This is expressed as the difference of two y-values divided by the difference between their corresponding x-values. The mathematical expression for this is $\frac{y_2-y_1}{x_2-x_1}$.
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