# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points: (4,0),(0, -2) ?

Jan 11, 2016

The slope is $m = \frac{2}{4}$

#### Explanation:

The points given are
(4,0) = color(blue)(x_1,y_1

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

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

$m = \frac{- 2 - 0}{0 - 4}$

$m = \frac{- 2}{- 4}$