# What is the slope of the line passing through  (6,9) ; (3,4)?

Mar 1, 2016

The slope is color(blue)(5/3

#### Explanation:

The coordinates provided are:

(6,9) = color(blue)(x_1,y_1

(3,4) = color(blue)(x_2,y_2

The formula for calculating the slope is : color(blue)((y_2-y_1)/(x_2-x_1

(ie; change in $y$ axis divided by change in $x$ axis)

$= \frac{4 - 9}{3 - 6}$

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

$= \frac{5}{3}$