Remember that Linear Equations can be graphed on a coordinate plane.

Below is an example of a linear equation that has been graphed:

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Slope |
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Slope describes how steep a line is. Rise = Vertical Change Run = Horizontal Change |

To calculate slope, start by selecting two points on your graph. Here, we've selected (-2, 0) and (-1, 2).

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Here, our vertical change from point one to point two is positive 2, while our horizontal change is positive 1. Thus, we calculate our slope:

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