# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points:  (2,8) , (12, 1)?

Mar 28, 2016

Slope $m = - \frac{7}{10}$

#### Explanation:

Given -

${x}_{1} = 2$
${y}_{1} = 8$
${x}_{2} = 12$
${y}_{2} = 1$

Slope

$m = \frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{1}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}} = \frac{1 - 8}{12 - 2} = \frac{- 7}{10}$