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

Apr 12, 2016

The formula for slope is $m = \frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{1}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}}$, where $\left({x}_{1} , {y}_{1}\right) \mathmr{and} \left({x}_{2} , {y}_{2}\right)$ are points and m is the slope.

#### Explanation:

Our two points are (-3, -2); (0, -1)

$m = \frac{- 1 - \left(- 2\right)}{0 - \left(- 3\right)}$

$m = \frac{1}{3}$

The slope is $\frac{1}{3}$.

Hopefully this helps!