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Examples, solutions, videos, worksheets, and lessons to help Grade 8 students learn how to find the slope of a line given two points.

The following diagram shows the slope formula when given two points on a line. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions for the slope formula.

Slope Formula

Finding the Slope Given 2 Points
How to Find the Slope Given 2 Points?
Calculating Slope using two points
Step-by-step procedure for calculating the slope of a line using two points on the line.

The Slope Formula
In this lesson, students are given the coordinates of two points, and are asked to find the slope of the line that passes through the points (without graphing). To solve the problems in this lesson, students use the slope formula, which states that m = (y2 - y1) / (x2 - x1). The slope formula can be read as "slope equals the second y coordinate minus the first y-coordinate over the second x-coordinate minus the first x-coordinate".
Finding the Slope of a Line Through Two Points
The following shows two examples of finding the slope of a line through two points.

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