# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points: (-1,2) , (6,-2) ?

May 2, 2016

slope$= - \frac{4}{7}$

#### Explanation:

We know that the slope of the line joining points  (x_1,y_1)and(x_2,y_2) is $\frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{1}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}} = \frac{- 2 - 2}{6 + 1} = - \frac{4}{7}$