What is the slope of the line passing through the following points:  (-3,2) , (-8,-7)?

Jan 3, 2016

The slope is
color(blue)(m=9/5

Explanation:

(-3,2) = color(blue)(x_1,y_1

(-8,-7) = color(blue)(x_2,y_2

The slope is calculated using formula :

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

$m = \frac{- 7 - 2}{- 8 - \left(- 3\right)}$

$m = \frac{- 9}{- 8 + 3}$

$m = \frac{- 9}{- 5}$

$m = \frac{9}{5}$