Definition of Slope

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Definition of Slope

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DEFINITION OF SLOPE

The slope quantifies the steepness of the line. It equals the change in Y for each unit change in X. It is expressed in the units of the Y-axis divided by the units of the X-axis. If the slope is positive, Y increases as X increases. If the slope is negative, Y decreases as X increases.

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