HSC Together Year 11 Maths Standard: Gradient and Intercept

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Gradient and Intercept

What is a gradient and an intercept?

This post will help you understand what a gradient and intercept are in Prelim Standard Math. The gradient of a line is the slope or steepness of a line, which is calculated by dividing the vertical rise by the horizontal run. Gradients can be either positive (goes up towards the right) or negative (goes down to the right).

An intercept of a line is where the line cuts the axis. The most common is the y-intercept.

  

How to calculate the gradient

The video below explains how to calculate the gradient and decide whether it is positive or negative.

 

How to calculate the gradient with two points given

The following video explains how to find the gradient when two points are given by the question.

 

How to identify the gradient and y-intercept when given an equation

This video will help you identify the gradient and y-intercept when given an equation with simple tricks.

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