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

##### 1 Answer
Mar 25, 2018

The slope is $\frac{1}{6}$.

#### Explanation:

Gradient formula is given by: $m = \frac{{y}_{1} - {y}_{2}}{{x}_{1} - {x}_{2}}$

Apply gradient formula,

$m = \frac{2 - 1}{4 - - 2}$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{m} = \frac{1}{6}$