# How do you find the slope of the line containing points with the coordinates (-4, -5) and (4, 4)?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 19, 2018

#### Explanation:

Slope (gradient) is all about rate of change.

You always read left to right on the x-axis (unless stated otherwise)

The left most

Set point 1 as

Set point 2 as

Slope (gradient) is the change in up or down for a given amount of along.

If the change is down then the gradient is negative.

If the change is up then the gradient is positive.

Gradient is

Set gradient as