What is the slope of the line passing through the following points: (0, -5) , (-5, 2) ?

Jul 7, 2018

$m = - \frac{7}{5}$

Explanation:

We are ussing the formula for the slope

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

so $m$ is equal to

$m = \frac{2 - \left(- 5\right)}{- 5 - 0} = - \frac{7}{5}$