# How do you find the slope of the line that passes through (3, -6), (2, -4)?

Mar 25, 2016

The slope is $= - 2$

#### Explanation:

The coordinates are:
(3, -6) = color(green)(x_1, y_1

(2, -4) = color(green)(x_2, y_2

The slope is calculated using formula :
Slope = color(green)((y_2 - y_1)/ (x_2- x_1) ( change in y axis / change in x axis)

$= \frac{- 4 - \left(- 6\right)}{2 - 3}$

$= \frac{- 4 + 6}{- 1}$

$= \frac{2}{-} 1$

$= - 2$