**Syntax**. SLOPE(*known_y’s*,*known_x’s*)

**Definition**. This function returns the slope of the regression line through data points in *known_y’s* and *known_x’s*. The slope is the vertical distance divided by the horizontal distance between any two points on the line, which is the rate of change along the regression line.

**Arguments**

### Note

Arguments can be numbers, names, arrays, or references containing numbers. If an array or reference argument contains text, logical values, or empty cells, those values are ignored. However, cells with the value 0 are included.

If *known_y’s* and *known_x’s* are empty or have a different number of ...