# How to find the slope of a line containing (8,5) (-4,7)?

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Apr 7, 2015

Given any two points on a straight line,

the slope is defined as

For the given points

we have

slope

Apr 7, 2015

#color(green)(Slope= (Rise)/(Run)#

The

And the

- If the coordinates of the points are
#(x_1,y_1) and (x_2,y_2)# , then#[Slope](http://socratic.org/algebra/graphs-of-linear-equations-and-functions/slope) = (y_2-y_1)/(x_2-x_1)#

Here, the coordinates are# (8,5)# and#(-4,7)#

The slope of the line passing through points

- The graph of the line will look like this:

graph{y=(-x/6)+(38/6) [-16.01, 16.02, -8, 8.03]}