Find the slope of the line containing the following two points? (7/6,-5) and (-1/3,-1/3)

2 Answers
Apr 25, 2018

Answer:

The slope is #-3 1/9#.

Explanation:

Use the slope formula:

#(y_2-y_1)/(x_2 - x_1) = m" " ["slope"]#

Here

  • #(7/6, -5) = (x_1, y_1)#
  • #(-1/3, -1/3) = (x_2 , y_2)#

So

#-1/3 -( -5)#

becomes

#-1/3 + 5#

because two negatives create a positive.

#m = (-1/3 + 5)/((-1/3) - 7/6)#

#m = -3.1111 = -3 1/9#

Answer:

#"slope" = -28/9#

Explanation:

#"slope" = (y_2-y_1)/(x_2 - x_1)#

So

#"slope" = (-1/3- (-5))/(-1/3- 7/6)#

#"slope" = -28/9#