# How do you find the slope given (-5,5), (-7,-6) ?

Nov 26, 2015

$m = \frac{11}{2}$

#### Explanation:

The formula for slope is:

$m = \left({y}_{\text{2"-y_"1")/(x_"2"-x_"1}}\right)$

where:
$\left(- 7 , - 6\right) = \left({x}_{\text{1", y_"1}}\right)$
$\left(- 5 , 5\right) = \left({x}_{\text{2", y_"2}}\right)$

$m = \left({y}_{\text{2"-y_"1")/(x_"2"-x_"1}}\right)$

$m = \frac{5 - \left(- 6\right)}{- 5 - \left(- 7\right)}$

$m = \frac{11}{2}$