# How do you find the slope given (0,5) and (-3, -4)?

Aug 31, 2016

Slope$= 3$.

#### Explanation:

The slope $m$ of a line thro. pts. $\left({x}_{1} , {y}_{1}\right) \mathmr{and} \left({x}_{2} , {y}_{2}\right)$ is,

defined by, $m = \frac{{y}_{1} - {y}_{2}}{{x}_{1} - {x}_{2}} , {x}_{1} \ne {x}_{2}$.

In our case, the reqd. slope is $3$.

Aug 31, 2016

Use the formula; the answer is 3.

#### Explanation:

$\frac{- 4 - 5}{- 3 - 0} = - \frac{9}{-} 3 = 3$

For slope, you should do this:

$\frac{Y 2 - Y 1}{X 2 - X 1} = S l o p e$
Where (-3, -4) is (X2, Y2)
and (0, 5) is (X1, Y1)