# How do you find the slope given A(4, -1) and B(0, 2)?

Apr 29, 2018

$\text{slope } = - \frac{3}{4}$

#### Explanation:

$\text{calculate the slope m using the "color(blue)"gradient formula}$

•color(white)(x)m=(y_2-y_1)/(x_2-x_1)

$\text{let "(x_1,y_1)=(4,-1)" and } \left({x}_{2} , {y}_{2}\right) = \left(0 , 2\right)$

$\Rightarrow m = \frac{2 - \left(- 1\right)}{0 - 4} = \frac{3}{- 4} = - \frac{3}{4}$