# Slope of a Line Between Two Points

**Formula:**`m = (y2 - y1) / (x2 - x1)`

## Introduction to Slope of a Line Between Two Points Calculator

The slope of a line between two points is calculated by taking the difference of the y-coordinates and dividing it by the difference of the corresponding x-coordinates. In this formula, ** m** represents the slope of the line,

**are the coordinates of the first point, and**

*(x1, y1)***are the coordinates of the second point.**

*(x2, y2)*## Parameter usage:

`x1`

= x-coordinate of the first point`y1`

= y-coordinate of the first point`x2`

= x-coordinate of the second point`y2`

= y-coordinate of the second point

## Example valid values:

`(x1, y1)`

= (2, 4)`(x2, y2)`

= (6, 10)

## Output:

`m`

= slope of the line

## Data validation

The difference of x-coordinates should not be zero to avoid division by zero error.

## Summary

This calculator determines the slope of a line given two points.

Tags: Mathematics, Geometry, Slope, Line