# TSI Math: Which Line Has the Smallest Slope?

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Which of the lines shown above has the smallest slope?

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where you're in despair or the kind where you just

don't care As it turns out we don't actually need

to calculate each slope and then compare numbers We just

need to remember to basic principles First lines with a

positive slope extend upward into the right lines with a

negative slope extend downward into the right Negative numbers are

smaller than positive numbers so we're going to rule out

a c and line d here which have positive slope

and second lines that extend upwards Mohr steeply or closer

to the vertical access have a larger slope right it's

a higher number at least a larger absolute value Well

this gets tricky with negative numbers because negative numbers with

a larger absolute value are actually smaller For example negative

eight has a larger absolute value than negative one What

line b has a negative slope with a larger absolute

value than that of line eh So line b has 00:01:17.27 --> [endTime] the smallest slope so yeah the answer is b