SSAT Upper Level Math : How to find slope

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Example Question #1 : How To Find Slope

What is the slope of the line that passes through the points ?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Use the following formula to find the slope:

Substituting the values from the points given, we get the following slope:

Example Question #2 : How To Find Slope

Find the slope of a line that passes through the points  and .

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the slope of the line that passes through the given points, you can use the slope equation.

Example Question #3 : How To Find Slope

Find the slope of the line that passes through the points  and .

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the slope of the line that passes through the given points, you can use the slope equation.

Example Question #4 : How To Find Slope

A line has the equation . What is the slope of this line?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

You need to put the equation in  form before you can easily find out its slope.

Since , that must be the slope.

Example Question #4 : How To Find Slope

Find the slope of the line that goes through the points  and .

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Even though there are variables involved in the coordinates of these points, you can still use the slope formula to figure out the slope of the line that connects them.

Example Question #6 : How To Find Slope

The equation of a line is . Find the slope of this line.

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the slope, you will need to put the equation in  form. The value of  will be the slope.

Subtract  from either side:

Divide each side by :

You can now easily identify the value of .

Example Question #5 : How To Find Slope

Find the slope of the line that passes through the points  and .

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

You can use the slope formula to figure out the slope of the line that connects these two points. Just substitute the specified coordinates into the equation and then subtract:

Example Question #6 : How To Find Slope

Find the slope of the following function:  

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Rewrite the equation in slope-intercept form, .

The slope is the  term, which is .

Example Question #7 : How To Find Slope

Find the slope of the line given the two points: 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Write the formula to find the slope.

Either equation will work.  Let's choose the latter.  Substitute the points.

Example Question #10 : How To Find Slope

What is the slope of the line with the equation 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the slope, put the equation in the form of .

Since , that is the value of the slope.

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