# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points:  (4,7) , (-9,2)?

Feb 14, 2016

The slope $= \frac{5}{13}$

#### Explanation:

The points are :

(4,7) = color(blue)(x_1,y_1

(-9,2) = color(blue)(x_2,y_2

The slope is found using formula

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

$= \frac{2 - 7}{- 9 - 4}$

$= \frac{- 5}{- 13}$

$= \frac{5}{13}$