# How do you find the slope given (3,-1) and (2,1)?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 21, 2015

The slope is

#### Explanation:

The slope is the change in value of the y co-ordinates divided by the change in value of the x co-ordinates.

So for your points;

let (3, -1) be the first point and (2, 1) be the second point.

This makes the change in value of the y co-ordinates 1 - (-1) = 2

and the change in value of the x co-ordinates 2 - 3 = (-1)

So the slope is