Mammoth Memory

Gradient – Rise over run

To calculate the gradient of any line select any 2 points on the line and find the rise and run.


`Gradient=(Rise)/(Run)`    (Gradient is Rise over Run)

Find the rise and run of a line subtract, this will give the gradient

It's grey (gradient) and then the sun rises overhead (rise over) as we go for a run (run).


A graph showing a slope

Find the rise following the Y axis and the run which follows the x axis


A graph showing an alternative slope

 Here is a different line with an alternate gradient

You can run in either direction.



Find the gradient of the graph below:

Find the 2 points at each end of the new rise and run lines


Now subtract the new positions from each other




Therefore `Gradient=(Rise)/(Run)`



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