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Source: Official Guide Revised GRE 1st Ed. Part 6; Set 1; #6


The slope of line k

Quantity A The slope of line k Quantity B The slope of like l Quantity A is greater., Quantity B is greater., The two quantities are equal., The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

4 Explanations


Roshan Shrestha

Another way to look at this problem is the measure of angle made made by the line with x-axis. Clearly the line k makes larger angle with x-axis than line l which refers to more steepness for line k than for line l. So, the answer choice is [A]

Jan 19, 2017 • Comment

Sam Kinsman

Yes, that's right! Just keep in mind that, if we're looking at the angle made below the x axis, and a line makes an angle that's greater than 90 degrees (with the x axis), the slope of that line is negative.

Jan 19, 2017 • Reply


Smitha E

Where can I find the question?

Jul 17, 2016 • Comment

Cydney Seigerman, Magoosh Tutor

Hi Smitha,

This question is from the Official Guide Revised GRE 1st Ed. and is #6 in Part 6; Set 1.

Hope that helps, at least a little :)

Jul 18, 2016 • Reply


Keerthana Sivaraman

Slop of K > slope of L

Jun 14, 2013 • Comment


Chris Lele

Oct 6, 2012 • Comment

Simardeep Singh

If thr slopes were -ve then how to distinguish which slope is greater than thr other ?

Jul 24, 2016 • Reply

Cydney Seigerman, Magoosh Tutor

Hi Simardeep,

The slope of a line describes the line's steepness and direction. If we were to take the absolute value of a slope, we would be left with the magnitude of the slope, which only describes the steepness of the line. And if we wanted to compare two lines, the line with a slope of greater magnitude would be the steeper of the two lines.

Hope this helps! :)

Jul 24, 2016 • Reply

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