# Chapter 7 - Algebra: Graphs, Functions, and Linear Systems - 7.2 Linear Functions and Their Graphs - Exercise Set 7.2 - Page 432: 67

The slope of a line is the change in the value of $y$ for each unit increase in $x$.

#### Work Step by Step

The slope of a line is the change in the value of $y$ for each unit increase in $x$. Slope can also be interpreted as a measure of steepness of a line. A positive slope means the value of y is increasing from left to right, while a negative slope means the value of y is decreasing from left to right.

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