# What is the slope of the line passing through # (7,9) ;(-6,7) #?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

Slope (gradient) is the change in the y-axis compered to the appropriate change in the x-axis.

Slope

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Consider the order given in the question

Let point 1 be

Let point 2 be

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Change the order given in the question:

Rewrite as:

Let point 1 be

Let point 2 be

Slope

Slope

Positive slope means that the graph line is going upwards as you read left to right.

Note that negative slope is downwards.