# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points: # (-5, 4) ,(7, -2) #?

##### 1 Answer

Slope=

#### Explanation:

Slope is defined as

We have

Let's call

Now, it doesn't matter which point you choose to subtract from which point- it will work either way, as you can see below when calculating the slope:

Is equivalent to the other way around:

Just make sure you are consistent in the order you subtract.