How do you find the slope of (-4, -1), (-2, -5)?

Jul 19, 2018

The slope is $- 2$.

Explanation:

To find the slope given two points, we use the formula $\text{rise"/"run}$, or $\frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{1}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}}$.

Plug in the given points into the formula:
$\frac{- 5 - \left(- 1\right)}{- 2 - \left(- 4\right)} = - \frac{4}{2} = - 2$

Therefore, the slope is $- 2$.

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