# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points: # (12,9), (4,7) #?

##### 1 Answer

The slope is

#### Explanation:

**Slope** is the measurement of steepness in the smallest possible units. You get it by putting the distance they are apart vertically over the distance they are apart horizontally. (Y distance over X - distance). It's draw like a fraction.

A Fun Poem to remember this is "*finding the slope is easy and fun, just remember rise over run!*"

There are two ways to find the slope of a line, the easiest way is to make a graph and count how far apart the points are by making a right triangle. Here is this problem drawn out;

So for this it would b represented as

The other way is to use the **Slope formula** which is

Solving using the formula:

So