# How do you find the slope of the line that passes through the points W(-1,4) and T(4,1)?

May 5, 2018

$m = - \frac{3}{5}$

#### Explanation:

The slope of the line is given by:

$m = \frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{1}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}}$

So i'm letting $\left(- 1 , 4\right) \text{be my" (x_1,y_1) and (4,1) "be my} \left({x}_{2} , {y}_{2}\right)$

$m = \frac{4 - 1}{- 1 - 4}$

$m = - \frac{3}{5}$