# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points:  (-2,1), (5, 4)?

Feb 22, 2016

slope $= \frac{3}{7}$

#### Explanation:

The points are:
(-2,1) = color(blue)(x_1,y_1

(5,4) = color(blue)(x_2,y_2

The slope is calculated using formula:
slope $= \frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{1}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}}$

$= \frac{4 - 1}{5 - \left(- 2\right)}$

$= \frac{3}{5 + 2}$

$= \frac{3}{7}$