# How do you find the slope for (1,-1); (-2,-6)?

Jun 15, 2015

Use the slope equation: $m = \frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{1}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}}$ . Substitute the $x$ and $y$ values from the two points given.

#### Explanation:

Use the slope equation: $m = \frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{1}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}}$

Point 1=$\left(1 , - 1\right)$
Point 2=$\left(- 2 , - 6\right)$

$m = \frac{\left(- 6 - \left(- 1\right)\right)}{\left(- 2 - 1\right)} = \frac{- 5}{-} 3 = \frac{5}{3}$

$m = \frac{5}{3}$