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

Jan 17, 2016

The slope
$m = \frac{1}{4}$

#### Explanation:

The coordinates provided are
(5,3) = color(blue)(x_1,y_1

(-3,1) = color(blue)(x_2,y_2

The slope is found using formula
color(blue)(m=(y_2-y_1)/(x_2-x_1

m=(1-3)/(-3-5

m=(-2)/(-8

$m = \frac{1}{4}$