# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points: (-1, -2), (2,-3)?

Dec 28, 2015

The formula for slope is the following:
$\frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{1}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}}$

#### Explanation:

Assuming m represents slope

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

m = $\frac{- 3 - \left(- 2\right)}{2 - \left(- 1\right)}$

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

The slope is $- \frac{1}{3}$\