# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points:  (5, 9) , (-3, 8) ?

Jan 12, 2016

$m = \frac{1}{8}$

#### Explanation:

So you do

$\text{slope} = m = \frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{1}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}}$

$m = \frac{8 - 9}{- 3 - 5} = \frac{- 1}{- 8} = \frac{1}{8}$
The order is always $\frac{\Delta y}{\Delta x}$, so the slope is 1/8