# How do you find the slope of the line that passes through the points (5,-1), (-2,-1)?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 18, 2016

slope = 0

#### Explanation:

To find the slope of a line passing through 2 points use the

#color(blue)"gradient formula"#

#color(red)(|bar(ul(color(white)(a/a)color(black)(m=(y_2-y_1)/(x_2-x_1))color(white)(a/a)|)))#

where# (x_1,y_1)" and" (x_2,y_2)" are 2 points"# let

# (x_1,y_1)=(5,-1)" and " (x_2,y_2)=(-2,-1)#

#m=(-1-(-1))/(-2-5)=0/(-7)=0#