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What is Slope?

by Alexa Nulph

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SLOPE
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Rise
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What is
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Run
Slope is known to be the level of steepness of an object.

For example, the uphill part of a roller coaster has a positive slope and the downhill part of a roller coaster has a negative slope.
Positive Slope
Negative Slope
To solve the slope for the image on the right, we will take the rise and divide it by the run.
simplified
Rise
50
Run
=
10
75
15
"rise over run"
Image taken from "bar graph of traffic" by jimmiehomeschoolmom is licensed under CC BY 2.0
50m
75m
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