# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points: (8,9) , (5,4)?

Feb 19, 2016

The slope $= \frac{5}{3}$

#### Explanation:

(8,9)= color(blue)(x_1,y_1

(5,4) = color(blue)(x_2,y_2

The slope is calculated using formula:

(y_2-y_1)/(x_2-x_1

= (4-9)/(5-8

= (-5)/(-3

$= \frac{5}{3}$