# Slope Calculation

How do you find slope of a line from two points?

## How to Find Slope of a Line Given Two Points?

Slope is a number that is used to describe the direction and the steepness of a line. It is usually denoted by the letter "m". It is also known as the gradient of a line. It can be calculated using the two coordinate points in a plane.

**Formula to Find Slope of a Line:**

Slope (m) = (y_{2} - y_{1}) / (x_{2} - x_{1})

Where,

(x1,x2) = X Coordinates

(y1,y2) = Y Coordinates

**Step by Step Slope Calculation**

Consider the two co-ordinate points (x_{1},y_{1}) is (2,5) and (x_{2},y_{2}) is (3,7).** **Find the slope of a line.

**Step 1:** Lets consider the given values,

(x_{1},y_{1}) = (2,5)

(x_{2},y_{2}) = (3,7)

**Step 2:** Substituting the values in the formula,

= (7 - 5 ) / (3 - 2)

= 2 / 1

= 2

Hence, the slope (m) of the two given points is **2**.

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