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Calculate the Gradient of a Line

In this worksheet, students work out the gradient of a line on coordinate axes.

'Calculate the Gradient of a Line' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Algebra

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Linear Equations (Two Variables) and Gradients

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

 

Gradient of line  = y-step
x-step

 

Example

Find the gradient of the red line.

 

Answer

First we must find points with whole number coordinates on the red line in order to build a "step".

 

 

The vertical part of the step (y-step) = 4

The horizontal part of the step (x-step) = 2

 

Gradient of line  = y-step = 4 2
x-step 2

 

Want a bit more help with this before you begin? Why not watch this short video?

 

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