# Slope

## Description

In mathematics, the slope or gradient of a line is a number that describes both the direction and the steepness of the line. Slope is often denoted by the letter m.

Related formulas## Variables

m | slope (dimensionless) |

y_{2} | point 2 y-axis coordinate (dimensionless) |

y_{1} | point 1 y-axis coordinate (dimensionless) |

x_{2} | point 2 x-axis coordinate (dimensionless) |

x_{1} | point 1 x-axis coordinate (dimensionless) |