# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points: #(3,5) ; (1,0) #?

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May 7, 2018

#### Explanation:

#"to calculate the slope m use the "color(blue)"gradient formula"#

#•color(white)(x)m=(y_2-y_1)/(x_2-x_1)#

#"let "(x_1,y_1)=(3,5)" and "(x_2,y_2)=(1,0)#

#rArrm=(0-5)/(1-3)=(-5)/(-2)=5/2#

May 7, 2018

The slope is

#### Explanation:

Label your ordered pairs.

(3, 5)

(1, 0)

Plug in your data.

Simplify.

Since two negatives make a positive: