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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 A at right is ,  while the slope of the line segment B is .

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 y 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.