# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points:  (13,10) ,(5,-7) ?

Apr 10, 2018

$\frac{17}{8}$ is the slope

#### Explanation:

To find the slope of a line using two points on the line, divide the difference of the y-coordinates by the difference of the x-coordinates:

$\frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{1}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}}$

$\frac{- 7 - 10}{5 - 13}$

$\frac{- 17}{- 8}$

$\frac{17}{8}$