# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points:  (-3, -1) ; (0,2)?

Jun 19, 2018

The slope is $1$.

#### Explanation:

To find the slope of a line passing through given points, we find the $\text{change in y"/"change in x}$, or $\frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{1}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}}$.

$\left(- 3 , - 1\right)$ and $\left(0 , 2\right)$

Let's plug it into the formula:
$\frac{2 - \left(- 1\right)}{0 - \left(- 3\right)}$

Simplify:
$\frac{2 + 1}{0 + 3}$

$\frac{3}{3}$

$1$

Therefore, the slope is $1$.

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