# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points:  (5, 1) , (0, -4)?

May 21, 2018

$m = 1$

#### Explanation:

The formula to find slope, or gradient is
$\frac{y 2 - y 1}{x 2 - x 1}$
USing the given values, we can get
$\frac{- 4 - 1}{0 - 5}$
$\frac{- 5}{- 5}$
which simplifies down to
$m = 1$