# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points:  ( 3, -5), (0, 2)?

Jan 11, 2016

The slope $m = - \frac{7}{3}$

#### Explanation:

The points given are
(3,-5) = color(blue)(x_1,y_1

(0,2) = color(blue)(x_2,y_2

The slope is found using formula
$m = \frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{1}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}}$

$m = \frac{2 - \left(- 5\right)}{0 - 3}$

$m = \frac{2 + 5}{- 3}$

$m = \frac{7}{- 3}$