What is the slope of the line passing through the following points:  (0, -4) , (10,8) ?

Feb 9, 2016

Slope is $\frac{6}{5}$

Explanation:

If the two points are $\left({x}_{1} , {y}_{1}\right)$ and $\left({x}_{2} , {y}_{2}\right)$, the slope of the line joining them is defined as

$\frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{1}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}}$ or $\frac{{y}_{1} - {y}_{2}}{{x}_{1} - {x}_{2}}$

As the points are $\left(0 , - 4\right)$ and $\left(10 , 8\right)$

the slope is (8-(-4))/(10-0 or $\frac{12}{10}$

i.e. $\frac{6}{5}$