# What is the slope of the line passing through # (-4,-8); (-2,0)#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 1, 2016

Use the gradient (slope) formula:

#### Explanation:

The slope of a line is given by dividing the vertical 'rise' over the horizontal 'run':

It doesn't matter which point we use as 1 and which we use as 2: the math will work out to give the same slope. Don't believe me? Try it and see!