# How do you find the slope given (-7,-2)(-5,-1)?

Mar 14, 2018

The slope is equal to $\frac{1}{2.}$

#### Explanation:

You can use the slope formula to determine the answer.

Then if you plug your numbers into the formula you get:

$m = \frac{- 1 - \left(- 2\right)}{- 5 - \left(- 7\right)}$

$m = \frac{- 1 + 2}{- 5 + 7}$

$m = \frac{1}{2}$

You get the slope $\frac{1}{2.}$