What is the slope of the line passing through the following points:  (-5, 4) , (-8, 1)?

Jun 16, 2018

$\text{slope } = 1$

Explanation:

$\text{calculate the slope m using the "color(blue)"gradient formula}$

•color(white)(x)m=(y_2-y_1)/(x_2-x_1)

$\text{let "(x_1,y_1)=(-5,4)" and } \left({x}_{2} , {y}_{2}\right) = \left(- 8 , 1\right)$

$m = \frac{1 - 4}{- 8 - \left(- 5\right)} = \frac{- 3}{- 3} = 1$