# How do you find the slope for (-3, -1), (-1, 5)?

May 20, 2018

$\text{slope } = 3$

#### Explanation:

$\text{calculate the slope m using the "color(blue)"gradient formula}$

•color(white)(x)m=(y_2-y_1)/(x_2-x_1)

$\text{let "(x_1,y_1)=(-3,-1)" and } \left({x}_{2} , {y}_{2}\right) = \left(- 1 , 5\right)$

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