# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points: (1,-2); (-6, -3)?

##### 1 Answer
May 1, 2016

The slope $= \frac{1}{7}$

#### Explanation:

(1, -2 ) = color(blue)(x_1 , y_1

(-6 , - 3) = color(blue)(x_2 , y _ 2

The slope is calculated using formula:
Slope  = color(blue)((y_2 - y_1) / (x_2 - x _1)

$= \frac{- 3 - \left(- 2\right)}{- 6 - 1}$

$= \frac{- 3 + 2}{- 7}$

$= \frac{- 1}{- 7}$

$= \frac{1}{7}$