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

The slope of the line is $- \frac{1}{2}$
The slope of the line; $m = \frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{1}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}} = \frac{4 - 1}{- 1 - 5} = \frac{3}{- 6} = - \frac{1}{2}$[Ans]