5.1 Gradient of a Straight Line


5.1 Gradient of a Straight Line

The gradient of a straight line is the ratio of the vertical distance to the horizontal distance between any two given points on the straight line.

Gradient, m= Vertical distance Horizontal distance

Example:











Find the gradient of the straight line above.

Solution
:
Gradient, m= Vertical distance Horizontal distance                     = 4 units 6 units                     = 2 3