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

Aug 9, 2016

$m = \frac{7}{6}$

#### Explanation:

The slope, or steepness of a line, can be defined as:

$m = \frac{\Delta y}{\Delta x}$ which means $\text{the change in the y-values"/"the change in the x-values}$

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

$m = \frac{5 - \left(- 2\right)}{3 - \left(- 3\right)} = \frac{7}{6}$