Graphing slope
We will show you here how easy graphing slope can be using the slope and any point given.
We will show you here how easy graphing slope can be using the slope and any point given.
Example #1:
Given a point of (1, 2) and a slope of 5/2, graph the slope of the line
First, locate the point (1, 2) and put it on the coordinate system.
Using the slope of 5/2, we see that 5 is the rise and 2 is the run or horizontal distance
Now, starting at the point (1,2) draw a rise of 5. In other words, count 5 units straight up as you draw a line
Starting at point (1,7) draw a run of 2 or count 2 units horizontally as you draw a line
Finally, draw a line between your starting point and your final point. This is the slope of the line (in red)
Example #2:
Given a point of (2, 7) and a slope of 3/2, graph the slope of the line
First, locate the point (2, 7) and put it on the coordinate system.
Using the slope of 3/2, we see that 3 is the fall and 2 is the run or horizontal distance
Notice that this time we don't rise, but fall because the slope is negative
Now, starting at the point (2,7) draw a fall of 3. In other words, count 3 units straight down as you draw a line
Starting at point (2,4) draw a run of 2 or count 2 units horizontally as you draw a line
Finally, draw a line between your starting point and your final point. This is the slope of the line
Take the graphing slope quiz below to measure your understanding.

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