# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points:  ( -3,2), (2,-5)?

##### 1 Answer
Jun 1, 2016

The slope is $m = - \frac{7}{5}$

#### Explanation:

The formula for slope is

$m = \frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{1}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}}$

For the coordinate points $\left(- 3 , 2\right) \mathmr{and} \left(2 , - 5\right)$
${x}_{1} = - 3$
${x}_{2} = 2$
${y}_{1} = 2$
${y}_{2} = - 5$

$m = \frac{- 5 - 2}{2 - \left(- 3\right)}$

$m = - \frac{7}{5}$

The slope is $m = - \frac{7}{5}$