Finding Rate of Change from a Graph

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, you will learn how to find the rate of change or slope of a graph by examining the changes in the x and y variables. If given two points, you can determine the slope by finding the change in y over the change in x. However, if the points are not clearly visible on the graph, you can write them as coordinate points and use the slope formula to solve for the rate of change. This method can be useful for more complex problems.

Lesson Description:

How to determine the rate of change using a graph

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you find rate of change from a graph?
  • How can you find the slope of a line from a graph?
  • If a line goes through the points (0, 3) and (5, 0), what is the rate of change or slope of the line?
  • What does rise/run mean?
  • How can you use the slope formula to find the slope of the line given points (0, 3) and (5, 0)?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson shows how to find the rate of change or slope of a line by using two points on the graph of the line. Rise/Run is used to calculate the slope. There is some talking in the background that is distracting, however.