Gradients of Lines (Positive or Negative)
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  • Introduction
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Gradients of lines can be positive, negative, zero or infinite.

 

Positive Gradients

The lines shown in red below all have positive gradient. 

They slope from bottom left to top right.

 

Negative Gradients

The lines shown in blue below all have negative gradient. 

They slope from top left to bottom right.

 

Zero Gradient

The lines shown in green below all have zero gradient. 

They lie flat or horizontal and are parallel to the x-axis.

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Infinite Gradient

The lines shown in orange below all have infinite gradient. 

They are vertical and are parallel to the y-axis.

  • Question 1
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Look at the red line and state whether its gradient is positive, negative, zero or infinity.

 

Positive

Negative

Zero

Infinity

  • Question 2
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Look at the red line and state whether its gradient is positive, negative, zero or infinity.

 

Positive

Negative

Zero

Infinity

  • Question 3
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Look at the red line and state whether its gradient is positive, negative, zero or infinity.

 

Positive

Negative

Zero

Infinity

  • Question 4
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Look at the red line and state whether its gradient is positive, negative, zero or infinity.

 

Positive

Negative

Zero

Infinity

  • Question 5
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Look at the red line and state whether its gradient is positive, negative, zero or infinity.

 

Positive

Negative

Zero

Infinity

  • Question 6
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Look at the red line and state whether its gradient is positive, negative, zero or infinity.

 

Positive

Negative

Zero

Infinity

  • Question 7
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Look at the red line and state whether its gradient is positive, negative, zero or infinity.

 

Positive

Negative

Zero

Infinity

  • Question 8
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Look at the red line and state whether its gradient is positive, negative, zero or infinity.

 

Positive

Negative

Zero

Infinity

  • Question 9
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Look at the red line and state whether its gradient is positive, negative, zero or infinity.

 

Positive

Negative

Zero

Infinity

  • Question 10
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Look at the red line and state whether its gradient is positive, negative, zero or infinity.

 

Positive

Negative

Zero

Infinity

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