# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points:  (8,2) , (10,-2)?

Mar 25, 2018

Slope $= - 2$

#### Explanation:

Considering that the equation for slope is

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

let's subtract $- 2$ and $2$ first $\left({y}_{2} - {y}_{1}\right)$. So

$- 2 - 2 = - 4$

and then $10 - 8$ for $\left({x}_{2} - {x}_{1}\right)$ to get $2$

$\text{slope} = - \frac{4}{2} = - 2$