The slope of a line gives an outline of the steepness of a line of the given two points. The slope calculator determines how steep is the straight line. Plug in the coordinates of the two points say ($x_1$, $y_1$) and ($x_2$, $y_2$) into the calculator. The slope of the line is calculated by the formula,

You can also find the slope of the line from the equation. If the equation of line is in the form of y = mx + b, then the slope of the line(m) is the coefficient of x value.

Slope of the line, m = $\frac{y_2 - y_1}{x_2 - x_1}$.

You can also find the slope of the line from the equation. If the equation of line is in the form of y = mx + b, then the slope of the line(m) is the coefficient of x value.

**Step 1:**Jot down the given coordinates of the two points from the problem.

**Step 2:**Substitute the coordinate values into the formula and get the slope of the line.

m = $\frac{y_2 - y_1}{x_2 - x_1}$

Steps to find the slope of a line from the given equation.

**Step 1:**Jot down the given equation from the problem.

**Step 2:**Simplify the given equation into the line equation form, y = mx + b. The coefficient of x value is the slope of the line. Problems are given below based on slope.

### Solved Examples

**Question 1:**Find the slope of the line of the two points (-4, 2) and (0, 3).

**Solution:**

**Step 1 :**Given coordinates :

$x_1$ = -4 ; $y_1$ = 2 ; $x_2$ = 0 ; $y_2$ = 3

**Step 2 :**Slope of the line, m = $\frac{y_2 - y_1}{x_2 - x_1}$

m = $\frac{3 - 2}{0 - (-4)}$

m = $\frac{1}{4}$

Therefore, the slope of the line is $\frac{1}{4}$.

**Question 2:**Find the slope of 2x + 2y - 4 = 0.

**Solution:**

**Step 1 :**Given equation : 2x + 2y - 4 = 0

**Step 2 :**Simplifying the equation, we get

2x + 2y - 4 = 0

2y = -2x + 4

y = -x + 2

It is in the form of y = mx + b.

Therefore, slope of the line m = -1.