What is the slope of the line passing through the following points: (4,5) ,(-4, 1) ?

Jan 17, 2016

The slope
$m = \frac{1}{2}$

Explanation:

The coordinates provided are
(4,5) = color(blue)(x_1,y_1

(-4,1) = color(blue)(x_2,y_2

The slope is found using formula
m=(y_2-y_1)/(x_2-x_1

m=(1-5)/(-4-4

m=(-4)/(-8

$m = \frac{1}{2}$