# What is the slope of ( 7,2 ) and ( 3,1)?

May 18, 2018

$\text{slope } = \frac{1}{4}$

#### Explanation:

$\text{calculate the slope m using the "color(blue)"gradient formula}$

•color(white)(x)m=(y_2-y_1)/(x_2-x_1)

$\text{let "(x_1,y_1)=(7,2)" and } \left({x}_{2} , {y}_{2}\right) = \left(3 , 1\right)$

$\Rightarrow m = \frac{1 - 2}{3 - 7} = \frac{- 1}{- 4} = \frac{1}{4}$