# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points:  (-5, -3) , (1, 4)?

Mar 6, 2018

The slope of the line passing through these points is $\frac{7}{6}$.

#### Explanation:

As we know, the slope of the line passing through $\left({x}_{1} , {y}_{1}\right)$ and $\left({x}_{2} , {y}_{2}\right)$ is

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

So

$m = \frac{4 - \left(- 3\right)}{1 - \left(- 5\right)}$

$= \frac{4 + 3}{1 + 5}$

$= \frac{7}{6}$