# How do you draw slope fields?

##### 1 Answer

May 10, 2018

Example:

**How do you draw the slope field for #dy/dx = x - y#?**

The slope field is a cartesian grid where you draw lines in various directions to represent the slopes of the tangents to the solution. Therefore by drawing a curve through consecutive slope lines, you can find a solution to the differential equation.

Take the example of

#dy/dx = 3 - 4 =-1#

So you would draw a line of slope

Hopefully this helps!