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Slope of a Line

A number which is used to indicate the steepness of a line, as well as indicating whether the line is tilted uphill or downhill. Slope is indicated by the letter m.

 


 

 

See also

Horizontal line equation, vertical line equation, parallel lines, perpendicular

 


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