How do you find the slope of (-2, -4) and (3, -4)?

1 Answer
Feb 5, 2017


The slope formula is (Y2-Y1)/(X2-X1), which is also known as the "change in Y over the change in X." Since you are given two coordinate points, you may assign Y2= -4, Y1= -4, X2= 3, and X1= -2. It doesn't matter which coordinate pair you choose to label first or if you decide to subtract Y2 from Y1, just be sure to stay consistent. Also be sure that the difference in the Y coordinates stay on the numerator. Once you substitute the coordinate pairs into the formula, you should get: (-4-(-4))/(3-(-2)) = (-4+4)/(3+2) = 0/5 = 0.