# Slope: Formulas and parallel vs perpendicular.

### You have asked your self these questions several times. This lesson gives your the answers for all of them; making use of colors and in a step by step mode. You will really find it fun and interesting!

Lesson's Content

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Lesson's Glossary

Graph of a number:   The location of a point paired with a number in the number line.

Graph of an ordered pair:  The location in the coordinate plane associated with an ordered pair of real numbers.

Ordered pair:   A pair of numbers for which the order of the numbers is important; (2, -3) is an ordered pair.

Ordinate:  The y-coordinate in an ordered pair of the coordinate plane.

Origin:   The location of the zero point in a number line.

Parallel lines:   Lines in the same plane that do not intersect; nonvertical lines that have the same slope.

Perpendicular lines:   Lines that intersect or cross at right angles. Multiplying the slopes of perpendicular lines always yield -1.

Plot a point:   Locating and graphing an ordered pair of real numbers in the coordinate plane.

Slope of a line: The measure of how steep a line is. The change in y (rise) divided by the change in x (run). Slope = m

x-intercept:  The x-coordinate of a given point for which the graph intersects the x-axis.

y-intercept: The y-coordinate of a given point for which the graph intersects the y-axis.

Interactive Algebraic Applets

Slope of a line: The measure of how steep a line is. The change in y (rise) divided

by the change in x (run). Slope = m

Try the interactive algebraic applet below. You may view the

parameters of the slope by dragging the sliders.

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