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1-36.

The slope of a line is a measure of its steepness and indicates whether it goes up or down from left to right. For example, the slope of the line segment at right is , while the slope of the line segment is .

Line segment A: diagonally up 2 and right 4. Line segment B: diagonally down 3 and right 4.

For each line segment below, find the slope. You may want to copy each line segment on graph paper in order to draw slope triangles.  

Create a slope triangle for each segment.

Find the change in and the change in for each segment.
See the example below. Note: change.

The change in y is negative 3. The change in x is 5.

  1. Line segment: diagonally down 3 and right 5.

  1. Line segment: diagonally up 6 and right 3.

  1. Line segment: diagonally down 3 and right 6.

  1. Line segment: right 6.