What is the slope of the line passing through the following points: (4,-1) , (-3, -4) ?

Dec 23, 2015

The slope is

color(blue)(m=3/7

Explanation:

(4,-1) = color(blue)(x_1,y_1

(-3, -4) = color(blue)(x_2,y_2

The slope is found using formula

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

$m = \frac{- 4 - \left(- 1\right)}{- 3 - 4}$

$m = \frac{- 4 + 1}{- 7}$

$m = \frac{- 3}{- 7}$

$m = \frac{3}{7}$