# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points: (4,1), (-2,-7) ?

Dec 21, 2015

$\frac{4}{3}$

#### Explanation:

$\left(4 , 1\right) , \left(- 2 , - 7\right)$

slope formula: $\frac{y 2 - y 1}{x 2 - x 1}$

Now, you plug 'em in.

$\frac{- 7 - 1}{- 2 - 4}$ = $\frac{- 8}{- 6}$ = $\frac{- 4}{- 3}$ = $\frac{4}{3}$

The slope is $\frac{4}{3}$