# What is the distance between (1,6) and (7,4)?

Jan 3, 2016

The formula for slope is m =$\frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{1}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}}$, assuming m represents slope.

#### Explanation:

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

m = $\frac{4 - 6}{7 - 1}$

m = $- \frac{2}{6}$

m = $- \frac{1}{3}$

The slope is $- \frac{1}{3}$.