Calculate the slope of any line. Enter the x and y coordinates of any two points along a line to calculate the slope of the line, and distance between points.
The slope of a line can be calculated through the following formula:
slope = (y₂ – y₁) / (x₂ – x₁)
Where Y2/Y1/X2/X1 are the coordinates of two points along the line, tyically the end and start points of that line.
Another word for slope is gradient. The gradient of a line is the rate of change in the coordinates with respect to Y/X.
To find the midpoint of the coordinates above, visit our midpoint calculator. To calculate the distance between two points, visit our distance calculator. For more related math calculators, click here.
How to Calculate Slope
Below is an example of how you might calculate the slop of a line with limited information. Let’s assume you are given a the coordinates (2,3) and (4,5).
First, you need to subtract y2-y1. Through this you get 2.
Next, you need to subtract X2-X1. Through this you get 2.
Now divide y by x. 2/2=1. Your slope is equal to 1.