You seem to know that "slope" is defined as m= rise/run. If you multiply both sides of that equation by "run" you get "rise= m*run". That is, because [tex]m= \frac{y_1- y_0}{x_1- x_0}[tex], multiplying both sides by you have
Point slope form: y - y1 = m(x - x1)
I realize this is a manipulation of the slope equation: m = rise/run, but I don't understand what is happening or why it works. The difference in your y values is equal to the difference of your x values multiplied by the slope. I'm having trouble seeing this. I don't exactly understand what is going on here. How and why?
I came to ask if someone could please clear this confusion up for me? I would really appreciate the help in understanding this!
Please go slow with your explanation so I understand. x)
You seem to know that "slope" is defined as m= rise/run. If you multiply both sides of that equation by "run" you get "rise= m*run". That is, because [tex]m= \frac{y_1- y_0}{x_1- x_0}[tex], multiplying both sides by you have
I have never been a fan of that definition: the slope equation: m = rise/run.
Now I understand why members of the mathematics education community invented it. But I don't find is useful.
Given two points, the slope of the line they determine is the change is the second coordinates divided by the change is the first coordinates (provided the second is not zero).
Examples: If then the change is the second coordinates is while the change is the first coordinates is so that slope is .
Now all other pairs of points on the line share that same ratio.