# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points: (4,6) , (1,8) ?

Feb 21, 2016

$m = - \frac{2}{3}$

#### Explanation:

${x}_{1} = 4$
${y}_{1} = 6$
${x}_{2} = 1$
${y}_{2} = 8$

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

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