# How do you find the slope given (3,4) and (5,-2)?

Feb 25, 2016

The slope $= - 3$

#### Explanation:

The points are :
(3,4) = color(blue)(x_1,y_1
(5,-2) = color(blue)(x_2,y_2

The slope is found using formula:
slope $= \frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{1}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}}$

$= \frac{- 2 - 4}{5 - 3}$

$= \frac{- 6}{2}$

The slope $= - 3$