This week in math I’ve learned how to use the slope formula to calculate the slope of a line segment.

This is how you do it:

ex: C(36,-41) and D(-20,-27)

to make the equation, you do rise1 – rise2 over run1 – run2. This is where C(run1,rise1) and D(run2,rise2). You start by subtracting -41 from -27 which equals -14, and then subtract 36 from -20 which equals 56. The product should be -14/56 which could be reduced to -2/8 and then to -1/4