# How do you find the slope given (-6, -2), (6, -7)?

Mar 24, 2016

$m = - \frac{5}{12}$

#### Explanation:

$m = \frac{{y}_{1} - {y}_{2}}{{x}_{1} - {x}_{2}}$

${P}_{1} : \left(- 6 , - 2\right)$
${P}_{2} : \left(6 , - 7\right)$

m = (-2 - -7)/(-6 - 6

$m = - \frac{5}{12}$