# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points: # (5, 9) , (-4, 5) #?

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Apr 13, 2018

**The slope is #4/9#.**'

Here's how I did it:

#### Explanation:

The formula for slope is

Since we have the values of two points,

And now we simplify:

**The slope is #4/9#.**

Hope this helps!

Apr 13, 2018

#### Explanation:

#"to calculate the slope m use the "color(blue)"gradient formula"#

#•color(white)(x)m=(y_2-y_1)/(x_2-x_1)#

#"let "(x_1,y_1)=(5,9)" and "(x_2,y_2)=(-4,5)#

#rArrm=(5-9)/(-4-5)=(-4)/(-9)=4/9#