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Precalc0011to0016-pa - • ±(uppercase delta denotes “change in.” Interpretation of Slope m as Marginal Change For every unit increase in x

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(Section 0.14: Lines) 0.14.3 PART C: m , THE SLOPE OF A LINE Formulas for m , the Slope of a Line m = rise run = ± y ± x = y 2 ² y 1 x 2 ² x 1 or, equivalently, y 1 ² y 2 x 1 ² x 2 ³ ´ µ · ¸ • If the line is vertical , then m is undefined . • A negative rise can be interpreted as a drop
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Unformatted text preview: . • ± (uppercase delta) denotes “change in.” Interpretation of Slope m as Marginal Change For every unit increase in x along the line, y changes by m . • This idea will be developed in Section 1.11....
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