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Given a Graph Given an Equation Given 2 Order Pairs Method Method Method Put into slope-intercept form Use the Slope Formula Count from one point to the next y mx b Example Example 3 x 2 y 4 You must get this equation into y mx b form to find the slope. Subtract 3x from both sides of the equation. 2 y 3 x 4 Divide both sides of the equation by 2. Counting from one point to another go left 1 unit and go up 2 units. 3 y x2 2 The coefficient of x is the slope of the equation. 3 m 2 The slope is negative. m m Rise 2 Run 1 The Academic Support Center at Daytona State College (Math 8 pg 1 of 1) y 2 y1 x 2 x1 Example 4, 1 and 0, 6 You must first label the x, y coordinates, and then plug them into the slope formula. x1 y1 4, 1 m m and and x2 y2 0, 6 y 2 y1 x 2 x1 6 1 7 04 4