# How do you find the slope of the line passing through the points (7, 10) and (6, 7)?

##### 1 Answer
Apr 1, 2016

The slope $= 3$

#### Explanation:

The coordinates are:
(7,10) = color(blue)(x_1 , y_1

(6,7) = color(blue)(x_2 , y_2

The slope is calculated using formula:

Slope = color(blue)((y_2- y_1) / (x_2 - x_1) (change in y axis divided by change in x axis)

$= \frac{7 - 10}{6 - 7}$

$= \frac{- 3}{- 1}$

$= 3$