Calculating the Slope of a Line: Point-Slope Form, Slope-Intercept Form & More

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What is the slope in this equation?

y = 2x - 1

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1.

What is the slope in this equation?

y - 6 = -4(x + 7)

2. We have a line with a slope of 5. What is the slope of a line that is parallel to our line?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Now that you've learned about what the slope pertains to on a line, this quiz will have you recognize what the slope is in certain equations and lines.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz tests your knowledge of the slope of a line in the following ways:

  • Recognize the slope in a point-slope form equation
  • Determine the slope in a slope-interception form equation
  • Calculate the slope of a line parallel to a given line
  • Solve the slope of a line perpendicular to a given line
  • Recognize what represents the slope in the slope-interception form

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information in the lesson on the slope of a line
  • Problem solving - use this information to find the slope in an equation
  • Knowledge application - use the information learned about slopes to successfully answer questions about the slope on a line

Additional Learning

In the lesson Calculating the Slope of a Line: Point-Slope Form, Slope-Intercept Form & More, the following objectives are covered:

  • Define the slope of a line
  • Understand slope-interception form equations
  • See how to find the slopes of parallel and perpendicular lines
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