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# what is the difinitionof slope ⚑ Flag

by desean002 at November 16, 2010

The slope is defined as the ratio of the "rise" divided by the "run" between two points on a line, or in other words, the ratio of the altitude change to the horizontal distance between any two points on the line.

Blake083 November 16, 2010

1. To diverge from the vertical or horizontal; incline: a roof that slopes. See Synonyms at slant2. To move on a slant; ascend or descend: sloped down the trail. To cause to slope: sloped the path down the bank.n.1. An inclined line, surface, plane, position, or direction.2. A stretch of ground forming a natural or artificial incline: ski slopes.3. a. A deviation from the horizontal.b. The amount or degree of such deviation.4. Mathematics a. The rate at which an ordinate of a point of a line on a coordinate plane changes with respect to a change in the abscissa.b. The tangent of the angle of inclination of a line, or the slope of the tangent line for a curve or surface.5. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a person of East Asian birth or descent.

ChromeRedCat November 16, 2010

when looking at two coordinate points it is the change in x over the change in y