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**8th Grade Math Unit 3 Slope
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Slope
ratio of the vertical change to the horizontal change
Scatter Plot
graph that relates two different sets of data by displaying them as ordered pairs
Line of Fit
line on a scatter plot drawn near the points that show a correlation
Slope-Intercept form
y=mx+b, where m is the slope and b is the y-intercept of the line
Negative Correlation
relationship between two variables in which y decreases as x increases
Positive Correlation
relationship between two variables in which y increases as x increases
Independent Variable
variable that provides the input values
Dependent Variable
variable that provides the output values
Linear Equation
equation whose graph forms a straight line
x-intercept
x-coordinate of a point where a graph crosses the x-axis
y-intercept
y-coordinate of a point where a graph crosses the y-axis
Rate of change
rate that describes how one variable changes in relation to another variable/slope
Rise
vertical change in a line; how far up or down; numerator in the slope
Run
horizontal change in a line; how far left or right; denominator in the slope
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