# How do you find the slope of a line passing through the points (-3,2) and (5,-8)?

Feb 26, 2016

$m = - \frac{10}{8}$ or $- 1.25$

#### Explanation:

To find the slop use of a line $\left(m\right)$ from two points $\left({x}_{1} , {y}_{1}\right)$and $\left({x}_{2} , {y}_{2}\right)$, use the slope formula

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

Substituting in the values from the question

$m = \frac{2 - - 8}{- 3 - 5}$

$m = - \frac{10}{8}$ or $- 1.25$