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

Feb 22, 2016

$- \frac{1}{2}$

#### Explanation:

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

$= \frac{5 - 2}{- 2 - 4}$

$= \frac{3}{- 6}$

$= - \frac{1}{2}$