# How do you find the slope for (16, 0) and (9, 2)?

Jul 13, 2017

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

The slope can be found by using the formula: $m = \frac{\textcolor{red}{{y}_{2}} - \textcolor{b l u e}{{y}_{1}}}{\textcolor{red}{{x}_{2}} - \textcolor{b l u e}{{x}_{1}}}$

Where $m$ is the slope and ($\textcolor{b l u e}{{x}_{1} , {y}_{1}}$) and ($\textcolor{red}{{x}_{2} , {y}_{2}}$) are the two points on the line.

Substituting the values from the points in the problem gives:

$m = \frac{\textcolor{red}{2} - \textcolor{b l u e}{0}}{\textcolor{red}{9} - \textcolor{b l u e}{16}} = \frac{2}{-} 7 = - \frac{2}{7}$