# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points: (0,5) ,(3, -1) ?

Jan 5, 2016

The slope
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#### Explanation:

The points are
(0,5) = color(blue)(x_1,y_1

(3,-1) = color(blue)(x_2 , y_2

The slope is found using formula

$m = \frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{1}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}}$

$m = \frac{- 1 - 5}{3 - 0}$

$m = \frac{- 6}{3}$

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