Computing the Slope of a Line – Practice Problems

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A non-vertical line has a steepness, known as its slope. Given any two points on a line, the slope is equal to the difference, or change, of their y-coordinates divided by the difference, or change, of their x-coordinates. The change in y over the change in x is always the same, no matter which two points are given, and thus characterizes a line. Find out how Grandpa Lindbergh uses this computation to determine how steep of a flight path can his airplane take after an upgrade. Common Core Reference: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.FA.3

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Exercises in this Practice Problem
Describe how to find the slope of the line given two points.
Find the slope of the line given a graph.
Determine the slope of the lines given two points.
Calculate the slope of the following situations.
Identify some points on the line.
Identify the equations for the given graphs in slope intercept form.