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1. My class have started doing straight line and can someone please explain how to find the gradient when given the angle with positive direction of the x axis, and vice versa please.

Thanks
2. If you draw a right angle triangle. The gradient will be the opposite over the adjacent sides of the triangle (Δy/Δx). So you will have tanx=gradient.
3. (Original post by B_9710)
If you draw a right angle triangle. The gradient will be the opposite over the adjacent sides of the triangle (Δy/Δx). So you will have tanx=gradient.
so for example, the question says the angle is 25 so this means tanx25 ? Which also means the gradient is 25 ?
4. (Original post by Ethan100)
so for example, the question says the angle is 25 so this means tanx25 ? Which also means the gradient is 25 ?

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