# How do you find the slope (7,3) and (4,-6)?

##### 1 Answer
Jul 10, 2015

The slope is $3$.

#### Explanation:

The formula for the slope of a line is

$\text{Slope} = \frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{1}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}}$

Your coordinates are $\left(7 , 3\right) \left(4 , - 6\right)$.

So

${x}_{1} = 7 , {y}_{1} = 3$

${x}_{2} = 4 , {y}_{2} = - 6$

Insert these numbers into the slope formula.

"Slope" = (y_2-y_1)/(x_2-x_1) = (-6 – 3)/(4– 7) = (-9)/-3 = 3