# What is m slope?

Slope is the tangent of the angle between a given straight line
and the *x-*axis of a system of Cartesian coordinates.

### How do you know when the slope of a line is negative?

You know when the slope of a line is negative when m in the slope-intercept form equation y=mx+b is negative. For example, y=-3x+2 has a negative slope since m (which is -3 in this case) is negative. This is the same when finding a positive slope, because if m is positive, then the slope is positive.

### What is the point-slope form of a line with slope that contains the point (-1 2)?

Another point is needed to work out the slope and its straight line equation. Slope is worked out as: (y2-y1)/(x2-x1) ----------------------- With slope m and going through a point (x0, y0), a line has equation: y - y0 = m(x - x0) Thus the point-slope equation of a line with slope m through the point (-1, 2) is given by: y - 2 = m(x - -1) → y - 2 = m(x + 1)

### What is an example of a slope intercept equation that has a negative slope and a positive intercept?

### How can you tell which equation has the steepest slope?

if you know the slope of two epuations, (if the equations are in slope intercept form (y=mx+b, y is the dependent variable, x is the independent variable, m is the slope, and b is the y-intercept) the line represented by the line with the larger slope (|m|) has the steeper slope. If the lines have the same m, the slopes are either equal or negative. If the slope of either line is undefined, it is…