I have been having so much trouble in math lately, slope is something that confuses me so much! I just don't get how to find the slope or graph it.
Let me explain it to you, lets talk a walk while we are at it.
Alright keep going i think I'm understanding.
So, lets say you have an equation of y=2x+4. You will first graph the y-intercept which in this case is 4. After this step you will find the slope.
But how will i implement the number 2 in my graph to show the slope.
After you graph the y-intercept, you will take the "m" in the y=mx+b format and use that as your slope.
I have never heard about rise over run, please explain it.
Great question, so since "2" is a positive number the line of the slope will be going up. Use the technique of rise over run.
Ok..ok, but what if my number of my slope is negative
You take the number 2 and put it as your rise and your run will be 1 because there is nothing there. You go to your y-intercept and you will go up 2 and go to the right 1 time and thats how you will get the slope on your graph. You will do this repeatedly to get a longer line for your slope.
Alright thank you so much i have learned so much from you. I actually now understand how to find and graph slope.
Another great question, your slope will obviously be negative so it will be going down so when you graph it you'll want to go down 2 but still go to the right 1 time. Rise over run will still be implied with a negative slope, only thing is for rise you will have to actually go down.