# Slope between two points

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The Slope calculator compute the slope of a line between two points.

INSTRUCTIONS: Enter the following:

• (x1) This is the x coordinate of the first point.
• (y1) This is the y coordinate of the first point.
• (x2) This is the x coordinate of the second point.
• (y2) This is the y coordinate of the second point.

Slope of a Line: The utility returns the slope as a real number.  However, this can be automatically converted to a percentage via the pull-down menu.

#### The Math / Science

This calculator provides the slope of the line between two points, (x1 , y1) and ( x2 , y2) in a Cartesian plane.  The slope is also known as the rise over the run.  The formula for the slope between two points is

s = (y1 - y2) / (x1 - x2)

where:

• s is the slope
• (x1 y1) are the coordinates of one point
• (x2 y2) are the coordinates of another point