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Often you may want to find the slope of a trendline in Excel.

Fortunately this is fairly easy to do and the following step-by-step example shows how to do so.

**Step 1: Create the Data**

First, letâ€™s create a fake dataset to work with:

**Step 2: Create a Scatterplot**

Next, letâ€™s create a scatterplot to visualize the data.

To do so, highlight the data:

Then click the **Insert** tab along the top ribbon and click the first option within the **Insert Scatter (X, Y)** option in the **Charts** group. This will produce the following scatterplot:

**Step 3: Add a Trendline**

Next, letâ€™s add a trendline to the scatterplot.

To do so, click anywhere on the scatterplot. Then click the green plus (+) sign in the top right corner of the chart and click the box next to **Trendline**:

**Step 4: Display the Slope of the Trendline**

To find the slope of the trendline, click the right arrow next toÂ **Trendline** and clickÂ **More Options**:

In the window that appears on the right side of the screen, check the box next to **Display Equation on chart**:

The trendline equation will automatically appear on the scatterplot:

The trendline equation turns out to be **y = 2.4585x â€“ 1.3553**.

This means the intercept is **-1.3553** and the slope is **2.4585**.Â

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