What is the slope of the line passing through the following points:  (5, 1) , (4, 6)?

Jul 8, 2016

$- 5$

Explanation:

"gradient"(m)=("rise"(Deltay))/("run"(Deltax))

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

$m = \frac{1 - 6}{5 - 4} = \frac{- 5}{1} = - 5$

The slope of the line is $- 5$