# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points:  (-2, -4) ; (-3, 4) ?

Slope: $\left(- 8\right)$
Given the $\left(x , y\right)$ coordinate points$\left(\textcolor{red}{- 2 , - 4}\right)$ and $\left(\textcolor{b l u e}{- 3 , 4}\right)$
Slope $= \left(\text{change in "y)/("corresponding change in } x\right)$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} = \frac{\textcolor{b l u e}{4} - \left(\textcolor{red}{- 4}\right)}{\left(\textcolor{b l u e}{- 3}\right) - \left(\textcolor{red}{- 2}\right)} = \frac{4 + 4}{- 3 + 2} = \frac{8}{- 1} = - 8$