# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points: #(-1, -2), (4,-5)#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 21, 2016

Slope (gradient )

#### Explanation:

Slope (gradient) is the amount of up or down for the amount of along. Like the incline on a hill.

Always read from left to right. If you go up reading left to right then it is a positive gradient. If you go down reading left to right then it is a negative gradient.

Gradient

A memory jog could be "Why is this one on top".

Let Point 1

Let Point 2

Let gradient be

Gradient

This is negative so for 5 along it goes down 3.