# Slope

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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 $x$.