# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points: # (2,-6); (-2,-1)#?

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Jun 15, 2018

#### Explanation:

#"calculate the slope m using the "color(blue)"gradient formula"#

#•color(white)(x)m=(y_2-y_1)/(x_2-x_1)#

#"let "(x_1,y_1)=(2,-6)" and "(x_2,y_2)=(-2,-1)#

#m=(-1-(-6))/(-2-2)=5/(-4)=-5/4#

Jun 15, 2018