SSAT Upper Level Math : How to find slope of a line

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Example Question #22 : Coordinate Geometry

One end of a board that is four feet long is on the ground. The other end is balanced on a box that is one foot tall, creating a slope. What is the slope of the board?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The slope of a line is equal to 

Given that the box is one foot tall, the rise will be equal to "1."

Given that the board is four feet long, the run will be equal to "4."

Therefore, the slope is equal to .

Example Question #23 : Coordinate Geometry

A line is given with the equation . What is the slope of this line?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the slope, put the equation in  form.

Since , that must be the slope of the line.

Example Question #24 : Coordinate Geometry

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

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Change the equation into the more familiar  form. The value of  will be the slope.

Example Question #25 : Coordinate Geometry

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

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Use the following formula to find the slope:

Plug in the given points to find the slope.

Example Question #26 : Coordinate Geometry

Find the slope of the line that goes through the poitns 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Use the following formula to find the slope:

Plug in the given points to find the slope.

Example Question #27 : Coordinate Geometry

Find 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:

Example Question #1 : How To Find Slope Of A Line

Find 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:

Example Question #29 : Coordinate Geometry

Find 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:

Example Question #2 : How To Find Slope Of A Line

Find 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:

Example Question #3 : How To Find Slope Of A Line

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

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Use the following formula to find the slope:

Plug in the given points to find the slope.

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