Step 1) Plot and label 2 points on the line, anywhere on the line. Remember that the slope of a line never changes, so you can choose whatever 2 points you want and you will always get the same slope.

Step 2) Calculate the rise and run (You can draw it on the graph if it helps).

Step 3) Use the slope formula
. The slope is 2/4, which , of course, you can simplifty to ½.

Practice Problems

Problem 1 Find the slope of the line in the picture below.

Step 1

Step 1) Plot and label 2 points on the line, anywhere on the line. Remember that the slope of a line never changes, so you can choose whatever 2 points you want.

Step 2

Step 2) Calculate the rise and run (You can draw it on the graph if it helps)

Step 1) Plot and label 2 points on the line, anywhere on the line. Remember that the slope of a line never changes, so you can choose whatever 2 points you want.

Step 2

Step 2) Calculate the rise and run (You can draw it on the graph if it helps)

Step 1) Plot and label 2 points on the line, anywhere on the line. Remember that the slope of a line never changes, so you can choose whatever 2 points you want.

Step 2

Step 2) Calculate the rise and run (You can draw it on the graph if it helps)

Problem 4 Determine the slope of the line graphed below

Step 1

Step 1) Plot and label 2 points on the line, anywhere on the line. Remember that the slope of a line never changes, so you can choose whatever 2 points you want.

Step 2

Step 2) Calculate the rise and run (You can draw it on the graph if it helps)