# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points:  (-4, -1), (1,6) ?

Mar 31, 2016

Slope $= \frac{7}{5}$

#### Explanation:

The coordinates are:
(-4, - 1) = color(blue)(x_1 , y_1

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

Slope is calculated using formula:

Slope =color(blue)((y_2 - y_1) / (x_2 - x_1)
(change in $y$ axis divided by change in $x$ axis)

$= \frac{6 - \left(- 1\right)}{1 - \left(- 4\right)}$

$= \frac{6 + 1}{1 + 4}$

$= \frac{7}{5}$