# How do you find the slope of the line passing through the points (-2,-8) and (-8,0)?

Jan 9, 2016

$m = - \frac{4}{3}$

#### Explanation:

By definition, Slope or gradient $m = \frac{\Delta y}{\Delta x} = \frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{1}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}}$.

So in this particular case, $m = \frac{0 - \left(- 8\right)}{- 8 - \left(- 2\right)}$

$= \frac{8}{-} 6$

$= - \frac{4}{3}$.