the difference of the y-values of two points on a line is the RISE
The difference in the x-values of two points on a line is called the run. This term is used in math when finding slope of a line. The change in y-values on a line is called the rise. The slope is given as rise divided by the run.
The rise is the difference between the ordinates (vertical values) of two points on a line whereas the run is the difference between their abscissae (horizontal values) of the same two points.
(Distance between the points)2 = (difference of the two x-values)2 + (difference of the two y-values)2
0). Considering any TWO points, you can calculate the slope of the line between them like this: Slope = (difference between the y-values of the two points) divided by (difference between the x-values of the two points). Use this technique to examine your THREE points, like this: 1). Calculate the slope of the line between Point-2 and Point-1. 2). Calculate the slope of the line between Point-3 and Point-1. 3). If the two slopes are equal, then the three points all lie on the same line.
The slope of the line is the tilt of the line. The ration is the difference of two y points over the difference between two x points.
-- If they give you one set of 'x' and 'y' coordinates, then you have the location ofone point on the line. One point doesn't have a slope.-- If they give you two sets of 'x' and 'y' coordinates, then you have the locations oftwo points on the line. The slope of the straight line between two points is(the difference between the 'y' values) divided by (the difference between the 'x' values)
The slope of a line that passes through two points is (difference in y) / (difference in x).
A straight line is the shortest distance between two points, a line is the delineation of a connection between two or more points.
The distance between any two points on a number line is the absolute value of the difference of the coordinates.