# How do you find the slope of the line passing through the points (–3, 4) and (2, –1)?

Mar 22, 2018

$\text{slope } = - 1$

#### Explanation:

$\text{to calculate the slope m use the "color(blue)"gradient formula}$

•color(white)(x)m=(y_2-y_1)/(x_2-x_1)

$\text{let "(x_1,y_1)=(-3,4)" and } \left({x}_{2} , {y}_{2}\right) = \left(2 , - 1\right)$

$\Rightarrow m = \frac{- 1 - 4}{2 - \left(- 3\right)} = \frac{- 5}{5} = - 1$