steepness of graph
which equation has the least steep graph?y=1/2x+2 or y=10x-8 or y=4x-3 or y=-3/4x+5?
The coefficient by "x" (the slope) in slope-intercept form of linear equation (y=mx+b) indicate how fast the graph is going up (if slope is positive) or down (if slope is negative). The bigger absolute value of the number - the steeper the graph.
y = (1/2)x + 2 has the least steep graph
y = 10x - 8 has the greatest steep graph
y = 4x - 3
y = (-3/4)x + 5