Units of slope
Name: michael p themas
Does slope have units???
The slope of a line is defined as the change in y value divided by
the change in x value (dependent and independent variables, respectively).
Thus, the slope has units defined by the units for the y axis divided
by the units of the x axis. Note that sometimes the y axis values are
unitless and thus the slope is unitless.
The short answer to your question is:
It depends on your application.
Hope this was helpful.
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Update: June 2012