# How do you find the slope of the line passing through (5,-2) and (-3,-1)?

Mar 10, 2018

-1/8

#### Explanation:

We know slope of a line passing through the points (x_1,y_1)&(x_2,y_2) is [y_2-y_1]/[x_2-x_1]

here (x_1,y_1)=(5,-2) & (x_2,y_2)=(-3,-1)

So, slope = $\frac{- 1 - \left(- 2\right)}{- 3 - 5}$

$\Rightarrow \frac{- 1 + 2}{- 8} = - \frac{1}{8}$