# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points:  (-2, 5) , (8, -1) ?

Jan 1, 2016

The slope

color(blue)(m=-6/10

#### Explanation:

(-2,5) = color(blue)(x_1,y_1

(8,-1) = color(blue)(x_2,y_2

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

m= (-1-5)/(8-(-2)

$m = \frac{- 6}{8 + 2}$

$m = \frac{- 6}{10}$