# How do you find the slope of the line containing the indicated points: ( -4, 8) and ( -3, -6)?

Jun 4, 2018

$- 14$

#### Explanation:

The slope of a straight line is given by:

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

where:

• $m$ is the slope of the line

• $\left({x}_{1} , {y}_{1}\right)$ are the first coordinates

• $\left({x}_{2} , {y}_{2}\right)$ are the second coordinates

So, we get:

$m = \frac{- 6 - 8}{- 3 - \left(- 4\right)}$

$= - \frac{14}{1}$

$= - 14$