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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 below 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.  

  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.

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.