### SLOPE Function Excel

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This Excel Tutorial demonstrates how to use the **Excel SLOPE Function** in Excel to calculate the slope, with formula examples.

## SLOPE Function Description:

The SLOPE Function Calculates the slope of a line generated by linear regression.

## Formula Examples:

Example | Formula | Result |
---|---|---|

1 | =SLOPE(C5:C10,D5:D10) | 0.5 |

## Syntax and Arguments:

The Syntax for the SLOPE Formula is:

1 |
=SLOPE(known_ys,known_xs) |

### Function Arguments ( Inputs ):

**known_y’s** – An array of known Y values.

**known_x’s** – An array of known X values.

## Additional Notes

The slop of the regression line is calculated as <<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Known_y’s and Known_x’s must not be empty and must have the same number of data points.

## SLOPE Examples in VBA

You can also use the SLOPE function in VBA. Type:

`application.worksheetfunction.slope(known_ys,known_xs)`

For the function arguments (known_y’s, etc.), you can either enter them directly into the function, or define variables to use instead.

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## How to use the SLOPE Function in Excel:

To use the AND Excel Worksheet Function, type the following into a cell:

`=AND(`

After entering it in the cell, notice how the AND formula inputs appear below the cell:

You will need to enter these inputs into the function. The function inputs are covered in more detail in the next section. However, if you ever need more help with the function, after typing “=SLOPE(” into a cell, without leaving the cell, use the shortcut **CTRL + A** (**A** for **A**rguments) to open the “Insert Function Dialog Box” for detailed instructions:

For more information about the SLOPE Formula visit the

Microsoft Website.