# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points: #(2,7) , (-4, -2)#?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 6, 2017

Slope =

#### Explanation:

In order to solve this, you will need to know the idea of rise over run. In the case of two points, you will use

This basically means that you will minus the y of one point with another. The same holds true for x.

In this case, let's say that

So plugging in these values, we will get:

And viola! Our slope is