# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points:  ( 7,-2 ) ,(-3, -6) ?

Jul 30, 2016

$s l o p e = \frac{2}{5}$

#### Explanation:

You can find the slope by using the following formula:

$s l o p e = \frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{1}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}}$

where $\left({x}_{1} , {y}_{1}\right) \mathmr{and} \left({x}_{2} , {y}_{2}\right)$ are the given points.

Then

$s l o p e = \frac{- 6 + 2}{- 3 - 7}$

$= \frac{- 4}{-} 10 = \frac{2}{5}$