# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points: (-4, -2); (8,12)?

Mar 10, 2018

$\text{slope } = \frac{7}{6}$

#### Explanation:

$\text{calculate the slope m using the "color(blue)"gradient formula}$

•color(white)(x)m=(y_2-y_1)/(x_2-x_1)

$\text{let "(x_1,y_1)=(-4,-2)" and } \left({x}_{2} , {y}_{2}\right) = \left(8 , 12\right)$

$\Rightarrow m = \frac{12 - \left(- 2\right)}{8 - \left(- 4\right)} = \frac{14}{12} = \frac{7}{6}$