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

Apr 1, 2018

$\frac{6}{-} 7$

#### Explanation:

To find the gradient or slope of the line

$\frac{{y}_{1} - {y}_{2}}{{x}_{1} - {x}_{2}}$

$\left(- 5 , 5\right) = \left({x}_{1} , {y}_{1}\right)$ and $\left(2 , - 1\right)$ = $\left({x}_{2} , {y}_{2}\right)$

$\implies$ $\frac{5 - - 1}{- 5 - 2}$

$\implies$ $\frac{6}{-} 7$