# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points: #(1,-2); (3,-8)#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

To find the slope of the line, use the following equation:

#"slope" = m = (Y_2 - Y_1)/(X_2 - X_1)#

This is assuming that the two points are

So, I did

#(-8 - (-2))/(3-1)# , which is equal to#-6/2# or#-3/1# or#-3# .