# How do you find the slope of a line passing through the points (2,0) and (7, 25)?

Apr 10, 2018

Slope $= 5$.

#### Explanation:

The slope/gradient is calculated by the formula

$\frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{1}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}}$

So in your question, ${y}_{1} = 0$ and ${y}_{2} = 25$, while ${x}_{1} = 2$ and ${x}_{2} = 7$.

Apply the formula

$\frac{25 - 0}{7 - 2} = 5$