# How do you find the slope of (-4,0) and (1,-5)?

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Aug 21, 2015

#### Explanation:

First, take a look at how the slope of a line that passes through two points of coordinates

#color(blue)("slope" = m = ((y_2 - y_1))/((x_2 - x_1)))#

All you have to do from this point forward is idenify the coordinates of the two points given to you.

The two point are

#{(x_1 = -4), (y_1 = 0) :}" "# and#" "{(x_2 = 1), (y_2 = -5) :}#

Plug these values into the formula for the slope of the line to get

#m = ((-5 - 0))/((1 - (-4))) = ((-5))/(5) = color(green)(-1)#