# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points:  (5,-8) ,(-3,2)?

Slope or $m = \frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{1}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}}$
$m = \frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{1}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}} = \frac{2 - \left(- 8\right)}{- 3 - 5} = \frac{10}{-} 8 = - 1.25$