# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points:  (-6, 7), (-5, 2) ?

Apr 20, 2016

Slope: $- 5$

#### Explanation:

Slope is defined as the change in $y$ divided by the change in $x$ between two points.

color(white)("XXX")"slope" = (Delta y)/(Delta x)

color(white)("XXXXXX")=(2-7)/((-5)-(-6) (for the given data points $\left(- 6 , 7\right)$ and $\left(2 , - 5\right)$)

$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXXXX}} = - 5$