How to Find Slope From graph

Tutorial, Examples and Practice Problems

Video Tutorial on Finding Slope from The Graph

Example 1

Find the slope of the line in the graph below

Practice problem - A1 - question 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.

Practice problem - A1 - step1 Step 2

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

Practice problem - A1 - step2 Step 3

Use the slope formula.

The slope is 2/4, which , of course, you can simplify to ½.

Practice problem - A1 - step3

Practice Problems

Problem 1

Find the slope of the line in the picture below.

Practice problem - A2 - question
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

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

Step 3
Problem 2

Calculate the slope in the graph below.

Practice problem - A3 - question
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

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

Step 3
Problem 3

What is the slope of the line graphed below.

Practice problem - A4 - question
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

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

Step 3
Problem 4

Determine the slope of the line graphed below.

Practice problem - A5 - question
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

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

Step 3
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