# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points: (16, 0) , (9, 2) ?

Jan 18, 2016

$m = - \frac{2}{7}$

#### Explanation:

The slope $m$ passing through two given points:

P_1(x_1,y_1)=(16;0) and P_2(x_2,y_2)=(9;2) is:

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

$\therefore m = \frac{2 - 0}{9 - 16} = \frac{2}{- 7} = - \frac{2}{7}$