# How do you find the slope for (-5,0) (0,-3)?

May 11, 2016

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

#### Explanation:

$\text{slope : m}$

$A = \left(- 5 , 0\right)$
${A}_{x} = - 5$
${A}_{y} = 0$

$B = \left(0 , - 3\right)$
${B}_{x} = 0$
${B}_{y} = - 3$

$m = \frac{{B}_{y} - {A}_{y}}{{B}_{x} - {A}_{x}}$

$m = \frac{- 3 - 0}{0 + 5}$

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