# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points: (-5, 2) , (-3, 1) ?

Mar 21, 2018

$- \frac{1}{2}$

#### Explanation:

Find the slope by dividing the y coordinates' difference by the x coordinates' difference

$\frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{1}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}} \rightarrow$ Formula for finding slope from 2 points

$\frac{1 - 2}{- 3 - \left(- 5\right)} \rightarrow$ Plug the numbers into the formula

$- \frac{1}{2} \rightarrow$ This is the slope