# What is the slope of the line that contains the points (0,-4) (-2,8)?

Mar 21, 2018

$- 6$

#### Explanation:

To find the slope, divide the differences of the y coordinates and the x coordinates.

The y coordinates are $- 4$ and $8$
The x coordinates are $0$ and $- 2$

$\frac{8 - \left(- 4\right)}{- 2 - 0}$

$= \frac{12}{-} 2$

$= - 6$

$- 6$ is your slope