# Slope calculator

## What is Slope?

A number which addresses the direction and the steepness of the line is called slope. It is also denoted as gradient of a line.

## What is Slope of a line?

The change in "y" for a unit change in "x" along the line in any direction is the slope of a line. To get slope of a line, we need to divide the difference of the "y" or y-coordinates of two points on a line by the difference of the "x" or x-coordinates of the same two points as of y-coordinates on a line.

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## How do you determine the Slope?

There are many other terms for the slope of y-coordinates and the x-coordinates but the meaning of all other terms of using for the x-coordinates and y-coordinates is the same. Another way to determine slope is to use slope finder.

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## What is Slope formula?

While calculating the undefined slope of a line "y" values will always be on the top of the formula as the numerator and the "x" values will always be on the bottom of the formula as the denominator. The slope of a line is denoted by the letter "m".

The formula for slope of a line will be

Slope (m) = (y2 - y1)/(x2 - x1)

## What is point Slope formula?

It is the general form of linear equation. Point slope formula focuses the slope of the line as well as the point on the line. The point slope formula is

y - y1 = m(x - x1)

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## How to calculate Slope?

The slope of a line depends on two things, calculating the change in "x" and "y" coordinates. So we will use the formula of the slope for finding slope slope of the line. To calculate the undefined slope of a line first of all

• Identify the (x, y1) and (x2,y2) coordinates.
• Input the values of "x" and "y" coordinates into the formula.
• Simplify the fraction to get the slope of a line.

Finding the slope of a line is measuring the amount of change in "y" coordinates and then divided it by the change in the "x" coordinates. Finding slope of a line is no more than basic subtraction and division. You can also use Summation Calculator free as well.

## How do you find the Slope of a horizontal and vertical line?

Slope of a vertical line is a numerical measure of the steepness of the line. We can find slope of a vertical line by using the slope formula or the slope intercept form.

• If (x1,y1) and (x2,y2) are two points on the line then slope is m= (y2-y1) / (x2-x1)
• An equation of the form y = mx + b has slope m and y-intercept (0,b)

Horizontal and vertical lines are special cases of lines that can often be confusing. A horizontal line is a line whose slope equation is of the form y = k, where k is a real number. All points that lie on the line have a y-coordinate of k.

On the other hand, a vertical line is a line whose slope equation is the form of x = h, where h is a real number. All points that lie on the line have an x-coordinate of h.

So keeping the definitions of horizontal lines and vertical lines in front and applying slope formula on these we get, the slope of any horizontal line is always zero where any vertical line has undefined slope.

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## What is Slope formula calculator?

The slope of a line can be easily calculated out of hands for smaller values. But for significant values of decimal numbers, it becomes difficult to estimate the slope of a line by hand.

Slope intercept calculator performs more prominent and complex slope calculations quickly and efficiently. Slope formula calculator are important for calculating slope equations and such slope calculators are free to use.

## How to use Slope calculator?

Slope calculator is easy to use. Just follow below steps:

• Fill in the values of X1, Y1, X2 & Y2.
• Click on the "Calculate" button.

Slope calculator will quickly show you the results of

• Slope
• Change in X
• Change in Y
• Degree
• Minutes of arc
• Seconds of arc
• Turn

There are many online slope calculators available but they show only slope as result and doesn't calculate other important values. This makes our slope calculator best among all.

Our slope formula calculator is also free to use without any subscriptions or hidden charges. So if you used to calculate the slope, use our slope calculator online.

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Last updated: September 09, 2020

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