How to find the slope of a graph in Excel

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Excel is widely used for mathematical operations due to the variety of functions and tools it provides. You may need to use these tools to find the slope of a graph.

Option 1 – Use the trendline

Step 1 – Open the Format Trendline menu

  • Select the chart and/or the line
  • Go to Chart Design > Add Chart Element > Trendline > More Trendline Options

Step 2 – Select the display option

  • In the Format Trendline pane, select Display Equation on chart
  • The equation will be displayed on the chart
  • The slope is the number adjacent to ‘x’

Option 2 – Use the SLOPE function

  • Type in the slope function:

=SLOPE(<range of y values>, <range of x values>)

Option 3 – Use the SLOPE formula

  • Type in the slope formula: