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

Mar 18, 2018

m = -7/2

#### Explanation:

The slope of a line can be computed with two points using the point-slope equation:

${y}_{2} - {y}_{1} = m \left({x}_{2} - {x}_{1}\right)$

$- 1 - 6 = m \left(3 - 1\right)$

$- 7 = 2 m$

$\implies \textcolor{g r e e n}{m = - \frac{7}{2}}$