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

##### 1 Answer

Feb 4, 2016

Use the slope formula:

#### Explanation:

There is a formula for the slope of a straight line, given two points

It doesn't actually matter which points we choose as points 1 and 2, because the formula will give the correct answer either way.

I've calculated the answer above using this formula.