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Slope is a measure of the change in the vertical position in every change in the horizontal position from one point to another.

The slope can be computed using the formula: \frac{\Delta y}{\Delta x} = \frac{y_2 - y_1}{x_2 - x_1}.

When a linear equation (with no powers greater than one) is written in slope-intercept form (y = mx + b), the slope is m, the coefficient of x.

In calculus, the slope of a function at any point is equal to the derivative at said point.

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