• September 17th 2011, 12:43 PM
andyboy179
Hi,
I need to find the gradient of each side of of a quadrilateral which has vertices at the points A(-7,0), B(2,3), C(5,0) and D(-1,-6).
I have drawn the quadrilateral but I don't know how I would find the gradient of each side of the quadrilateral. This is where I require some help please!

Thanks!
• September 17th 2011, 12:47 PM
skeeter
Quote:

Originally Posted by andyboy179
Hi,
I need to find the gradient of each side of of a quadrilateral which has vertices at the points A(-7,0), B(2,3), C(5,0) and D(-1,-6).
I have drawn the quadrilateral but I don't know how I would find the gradient of each side of the quadrilateral. This is where I require some help please!

Thanks!

$m = \frac{\Delta y}{\Delta x} = \frac{y_2-y_1}{x_2-x_1}$

... use the slope formula above for each side.
• September 17th 2011, 12:52 PM
andyboy179