# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points: (4, 0), (-1,1) ?

Apr 29, 2016

The slope $= - \frac{1}{5}$

#### Explanation:

The coordinates are:
(4,0) = color(blue)(x_1, y_1

(-1,1) = color(blue)(x_2 , y_2

The slope is calculated using formula:
Slope =color(blue)((y_2 - y_1) / (x_2 - x_1)

$= \frac{1 - 0}{- 1 - 4}$

$= \frac{1}{- 5}$

$= - \frac{1}{5}$