# how to check if the slope of a line is greater than 1 or lesser than 1?

it is only told that there is a line in 1st quadrant that is having a decreasing slope from left to right.

now how to tell if its slope will be positive or negative?

m=del y/del x

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- ?Lv 71 month ago
A slope m is decreasing ⇔ m is negative (m < 0)

A slope m is increasing ⇔ m is positive (m > 0)

m=0 ⇒ the line is horizontal

m = undefined ⇒ the line is vertical

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- Anonymous1 month ago
A decreasing slope is negative, not really sure what you are asking.

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