# How do you find the slope of the line that passes through the points (3, 6) And (1, -4)?

Jul 28, 2016

$m = \frac{5}{1}$

#### Explanation:

The formula to find the slope is:

m = (y_2-y_1)/(x_2-x_1) " "("subtract the y's")/("subtract the x's")

$m = \frac{6 - \left(- 4\right)}{3 - 1} = \frac{10}{2} = \frac{5}{1}$

We could write this as 5, but a slope is usually read as
"A slope of 5 in 1"

This means a rise of 5 across a distance of 1.