# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points:  (-6, 7), (0, -4) ?

Jun 23, 2016

The slope is $m = - \frac{11}{6}$

#### Explanation:

The formula for slope is

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

For the coordinate points $\left(- 6 , 7\right) \mathmr{and} \left(0 , - 4\right)$
${x}_{1} = - 6$
${x}_{2} = 0$
${y}_{1} = 7$
${y}_{2} = - 4$

$m = \frac{- 4 - 7}{0 - \left(- 6\right)}$

$m = - \frac{11}{6}$

The slope is $m = - \frac{11}{6}$