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**negative**velocity**does**not**mean**that you are slowing down! It just**means**that you are moving in a**negative**direction. A positive**rate of change means**that the quantity you are measuring is increasing over time, and a**negative rate of change means**that it is decreasing over time.Beside this, what is the meaning of a negative slope?

**Definition**of

**Negative Slope**Lines. A line with a

**negative slope**is a line that is trending downward from left to right. In other words, the line's rise to run ratio is a

**negative**value.

What does a negative slope in a regression mean?

This is called a positive correlation. When the

**slope**of the**regression**line is**negative**(meaning that the value of b is**negative**) the value of y decreases as x increases. The strength of these relationships is given by the correlation coefficient (r) which can be calculated.What is the definition of a positive slope?

**Slope**is simply how much the graph of a line changes in the vertical direction over a change in the horizontal direction. Because of this, the

**slope**is sometimes referred to as the rate of change.

**Slopes**can be

**positive**or negative. A

**positive slope**moves upward on a graph from left to right.