How To Find Slope On Google Sheets

Last Updated on October 31, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to find slope in Google Sheets.

A line’s steepness and direction are measured by the line’s slope. Without actually using a compass, determining the slope of lines in a coordinate plane can assist in forecasting whether the lines are parallel, perpendicular, or none at all.

Any two different points on a line can be used to calculate the slope of any line. The ratio of “vertical change” to “horizontal change” between two different points on a line is calculated using the slope of a line formula. We will comprehend the slope-finding method and its applications in this article.

Once ready, we’ll get started by utilizing real-world examples to show you how to merge find slope in Google Sheets.

How To Find Slope On Google Sheets

Before we begin we will need a group of data to be used to find slope in Google Sheets.

Step 1

First, you need to have a clean and tidy group of data to work with.

Step 2

Select the entire data cell, choose Insert, and select Chart.

Step 3

By default, Google Sheets will use the selected data group to generate a line chart. Simply select scatter chart.

Step 4

Now, you can customize the scatter chart to your preference. We will change the chart title to ‘Monthly Revenue’ for a better representation of the area chart. Also, to emphasize the chart title, we will also change the text color to black, bold it, and align it to the center.

Step 5

After customizing your chart, you will see something like this.

Step 6

To insert the slope, select ‘Series’, then select ‘Trendline’.

Step 7

Your chart will look like this after you insert the slope.

Summary

That’s all there is to it. You are welcome to copy the example spreadsheet below to see how it is done. The most crucial lesson is to enjoy yourself while doing it.

Example Spreadsheet: Make a copy of the example spreadsheet

In this tutorial, I covered how to find slope in Google Sheets. Want more? Check out all the Google Sheets Tutorials.