# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points:  (0, -4) , (2,7) ?

Dec 23, 2015

The slope is : color(blue)(11/2

#### Explanation:

The points are
(0,-4) = color(blue)(x_1,y_1

(2,7) = color(blue)(x_2,y_2

The slope is found using formula

color(blue)(m= (y_2-y_1)/(x_2-x_1)

$m = \frac{7 - \left(- 4\right)}{2 - 0}$

$m = \frac{7 + 4}{2}$

$m = \frac{11}{2}$