# How do you find the slope of a line passing through the given points E(5, 7), F(3, 1)?

In order to find the slope, $m$, when you know two points on a line, use the equation: $m = \frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{2}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}}$ .
Make Point E $\left({x}_{1} , {y}_{1}\right) = \left(5 , 7\right)$
Make Point F $\left({x}_{2} , {y}_{2}\right) = \left(3 , 1\right)$
$m = \frac{1 - 7}{3 - 5} = \frac{- 6}{-} 2 = 3$