# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points:  (19,-16), (-7,-15)?

Dec 26, 2015

The slope
color(blue)(m=(- 1)/(26)

#### Explanation:

The points are

(19,-16) = color(blue)(x_1,y_1

(-7,-15) = color(blue)(x_2,y_2

The slope is calculated using formula

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

$m = \frac{- 15 - \left(- 16\right)}{- 7 - 19}$

$m = \frac{- 15 + 16}{- 7 - 19}$

$m = \frac{1}{- 26}$