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

May 18, 2018

$m = - 2$

Explanation:

Slope (m) = $\frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{1}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}}$
where $\left({x}_{1} , {y}_{1}\right)$ can be $\left(0 , - 5\right)$ and $\left({x}_{2} , {y}_{2}\right)$ can be $\left(- 3 , 1\right)$ or vice versa

$m = \frac{1 - \left(- 5\right)}{- 3 - 0}$

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

$m = - 2$