# Remember the formula for the gradient

`Gradient (m)=(y(chang\e\ i\n))/(x(chang\e\ i\n)`

You can remember the formula for the gradient as follows:

There is a large gradient on **a mountain** (m).

Put your friend's **Y fronts over the eggs** (y over x) to stop the eggs from cracking if you're going to roll your eggs down a mountain.

Large gradient is a **m**ountain = m

Y fronts over the eggs = y over x

Or = `y/x`

Therefore `(m)=(y(chang\e\ i\n))/(x(chang\e\ i\n)`

To work out the gradient (m) of a line you divide the change in y by the change in x.